quitclaim

[ kwit-kleym ]
/ ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm /

noun Law.

a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, especially without a warranty of title.

verb (used with object)

to quit or give up claim to (a possession, right, etc.).

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Origin of quitclaim

1275–1325; Middle English quitclayme < Anglo-French quiteclame, derivative of quiteclamer to declare quit. See quit1 (adj.), claim
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British Dictionary definitions for quitclaim

quitclaim
/ (ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm) law /

noun

a formal renunciation of any claim against a person or of a right to land

verb

(tr)
  1. to renounce (a claim) formally
  2. to declare (a person) free from liability

Word Origin for quitclaim

C14: from Anglo-French quiteclame, from quite quit + clamer to declare (from Latin clamāre to shout)
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