Disclaim Dis*claim", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disclaimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disclaiming}.] 1. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject. [1913 Webster]

He calls the gods to witness their offense; Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He disclaims the authority of Jesus. --Farmer. [1913 Webster]

2. To deny, as a claim; to refuse. [1913 Webster]

The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed. --Milman. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office. --Burrill.

Syn: To disown; disavow; renounce; repudiate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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