- When you deny you were involved in a prank, this is an example of when you disclaim your involvement.
- When you reject your inheritance, this is an example of when you disclaim.
To disclaim is defined as to deny or renounce a claim or connection.
- to give up or renounce any claim to or connection with
- to refuse to acknowledge or admit; deny; repudiate
Origin of disclaimMiddle English disclaimen from Anglo-French desclamer: see dis- and claim
to make a disclaimer
verbdis·claimed, dis·claim·ing, dis·claims
- To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown: disclaim any involvement with the group.
- To deny the validity of; repudiate: “If we disclaim that authority of Parliament which made him our king, we, in fact, reject him from being our king” ( Alexander Hamilton )
- Law To decline to accept responsibility for; decline to make any warranty for.
To decline to accept responsibility or to warranty.
Origin of disclaimMiddle English disclaimen from Anglo-Norman desclaimer des- dis- claimer to claim ( from Latin clāmāre to cry out ; see claim . )
(third-person singular simple present disclaims, present participle disclaiming, simple past and past participle disclaimed)