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[dis-kley-mer] /dɪsˈkleɪ mər/
the act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
a person who disclaims.
a statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.
Origin of disclaimer
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French: to disclaim Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A few cases may also be cited showing how relentlessly this disclaimer is applied.

    Concerning Justice Lucilius A. Emery
  • I am well aware that for some critics this disclaimer will be insufficient.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • She began to manipulate the coffee pot, without paying the slightest attention to Orde's disclaimer.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • Those who have read the "System's" disclaimer, will remember that I had been blacklisted since 1892.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • Fordyce made no attempt to answer until he had thought out a new plan of action, occasioned by Klostivitch's disclaimer.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for disclaimer


a repudiation or denial
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for disclaimer

"denial of a claim," mid-15c., from Anglo-French disclaimer "disavowal, denial;" see disclaim. Infinitive used as a noun in Old French. Cf. waiver, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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