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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
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  • Nevertheless, she restrained herself from making any disclaimer.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • To back his disclaimer, Scott offered to review himself in the Quarterly, which he did.

    Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury
  • He was painfully affected by this disclaimer of a charge which he had not made.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • "Well, I am glad to know it," he said, in reply to Ralston's disclaimer.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • But the disclaimer was altogether too feeble to deceive her.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray
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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