- 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 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 amp; claim
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.
verb, intransitive Law
Origin of disclaimMiddle English disclaimen, from Anglo-Norman desclaimer : des-, dis- + claimer, to claim (from Latin clamare, to cry out; see claim).
(third-person singular simple present disclaims, present participle disclaiming, simple past and past participle disclaimed)