disclaim

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disclaim make a disclaimer about "He disclaimed any responsibility"
    • v disclaim renounce a legal claim or title to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disclaim To deny, as a claim; to refuse. "The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed ."
    • v. t Disclaim To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.
    • Disclaim (Law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
    • Disclaim To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject. "He calls the gods to witness their offense; Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.""He disclaims the authority of Jesus."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disclaim To deny or relinquish all claim to; reject as not belonging to one's self; renounce: as, he disclaims any riġht to interfere in the affairs of his neighbor; he disclaims all pretension to military skill.
    • disclaim To deny responsibility for or approval of; disavow; disown; deny.
    • disclaim To refuse to acknowledge; renounce; reject.
    • disclaim In law, to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
    • disclaim In heraldry, to subject to a disclaimer; declare not to be entitled to bear the arms assumed. See disclaimer, 4.
    • disclaim To disavow all claim, part, or share: with in.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disclaim dis-klām′ to renounce all claim to: to refuse to acknowledge or be responsible for: to reject
    • v.i Disclaim to give up all claim (with in)
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Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.”

Usage

In literature:

No; I have disclaimed it, while He is miserable.
"The Gamester (1753)" by Edward Moore
I learn that Aunt Angela disclaimed all knowledge of me during that evening.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 28th, 1920" by Various
The French government sustains Oudinot and disclaims Lesseps.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
German Government Disclaimer Issued by Count von Bernstorff, Washington, Sept. 23.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
And Seton, meeting Merefleet's eyes, shrugged his shoulders as if disclaiming all further responsibility.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
It was impossible to disclaim such a statement.
"Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl" by Jenny Wren
He carefully disclaimed any intention to decide the authorship of the chapters which he edited.
"Matthew Arnold" by G. W. E. Russell
I do for ever, then, disclaim your interference in my province.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His frequent disclaimers of the higher inspiration are well known.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
When with humility I had disclaimed E'er having seen him, 'Now behold,' he said.
"Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"" by John T. Slattery
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In poetry:

Though Heav'n its helping grace should yield,
Yet merit's still upon the field;
We cast the name, yet still 'tis found
Disclaim'd but with a verbal sound.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Each forward youth is apt to swear and ban,
Like Peter, when his master he disclaim'd:
But why, alas! can I not see the man,
Who is, like Peter, of this vice reclaim'd?
"The Pastor's Complaint" by Rees Prichard
I tell their fate, though courtesy disclaims
To call our kind by such ungentle names;
Yet, if your rashness bid you vainly dare,
Think of their doom, ye simple, and beware.
"Extracts from a Medical Poem. The Stability of Science" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lest thine own sea disclaim thee,
Lest thine own sons despise,
Lest lips shoot out that name thee
And seeing thee men shut eyes,
Take thought with all thy people, turn thine head and rise.
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Strephon.
Say, Daphnis, say, in what glad soil appears,
A wond'rous Tree that sacred Monarchs bears:
Tell me but this, and I'll disclaim the prize,
And give the conquest to thy Sylvia's eyes.
"Spring - The First Pastoral ; or Damon" by Alexander Pope
But when, disclaiming art, the fair
Assumes a soft engaging air;
Mild as the opening morn of May,
Familiar, friendly, free and gay,
The scene improves where'er she goes,
More sweetly smile the pink and rose.
"Song VII. - When bright Roxana treads the green" by William Shenstone

In news:

The ad, pushing a line of mascara, was running with a disclaimer that the lashes had been digitally enhanced in post production.
New Anti-Islam Ads to Debut This Month, Now With 25% More MTA Disclaimer.
Pa DEP ads disclaimer to gas drilling data.
Some lacked disclaimers that benefits were not evaluated by the FDA.
See Results Disclaimer This is a non-scientific user poll.
NHL files complaints with New York Federal Court, National Labor Relations Board in response to potential of NHLPA disclaiming interest .
NHL Players' Association to reportedly vote on disclaimer of interest , would allow dissolving of union.
New Anti- Islam Ads to Debut This Month, Now With 25% More MTA Disclaimer.
Disclaimer of interest latest tactical move.
What's a disclaimer of interest.
The disclaimer for Jimmy in Sun Prairie is that there has to be 7 days in a row before the vernal equinox (March 20th) of above freezing temps for it to be considered an early spring.
A federal judge presiding over a proposed class-action settlement of BP oil spill claims ordered a website operator Thursday to post disclaimers on two sites to avoid misleading visitors into believing they are filing official claims.
Montgomery County defends disclaimer at anti-abortion pregnancy centers.
The first few pages of the spiral-bound tome include trail etiquette, "tools and stuff" and a big warning that mountain biking can be dangerous, a "basic disclaimer preaching safe and fun riding," according to the text.
Every year about this time I feel duty bound to write a disclaimer to the stories that are appearing in not only the Faribault County Register, but in other publications as well.
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In science:

Disclaimer: this program comes without any guarantees.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Disclaimer. 1) Same as practically everybody ([Ch, KK, KuCh, KKCh, Vi]) we disregard, for the moment, the danger of ignoring singular global deformations = an interesting but dangerous possibility pointed at by D. B.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
In this approach the enveloping algebra does not appear explicitly and the divided powers we tried to introduce in item 2) of Disclaimer seem to disappear.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
Most physicists will admit or disclaim that even their most refined theories are mere approximations, though they are spectacularly accurate approximations.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Disclaimer: It should be noted that in this manuscript there are very few ‘new results’.
Energy on black hole spacetimes
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