Disclaimer meaning

dĭs-klāmər
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(law) A declining of responsibility or liability for something.
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A refusal to accept responsibility; disavowal.
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A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom.
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A repudiation or denial of responsibility or connection.
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A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.
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(law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
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The definition of a disclaimer is a statement that something isn't true or that someone isn't responsible.

A sign in a parking garage that says the garage is not responsible for any damage is an example of a disclaimer of responsibility.

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A disclaiming; denial or renunciation, as of a claim, title, etc.
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One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
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Origin of disclaimer

  • Middle English denial of a feudal claim from Anglo-Norman desclaimer to disclaim, denial of a feudal claim disclaim

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • disclaim +‎ -er (Etymology 5); from Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer

    From Wiktionary