• WordNet 3.6
    • n disclaimer denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    • n disclaimer (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disclaimer (Law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
    • Disclaimer A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like.
    • Disclaimer One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disclaimer A person who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
    • n disclaimer The act of disclaiming; denial of pretensions or claims.
    • n disclaimer In law: Of a trust or estate: a refusal to accept; a renunciation, as by one named executor in a will.
    • n disclaimer A plea in equity, or an answer under the code practice, by a defendant, renouncing all claim upon or interest in the subject of the demand made by the plaintiff, and thus barring the action as against him.
    • n disclaimer An express or implied denial by a tenant that he holds an estate of his lord; a denial of tenure, by plea or otherwise.
    • n disclaimer An instrument executed by a patentee abandoning a part of his claim of invention. By this means a patent may be saved which otherwise would be void because too comprehensive.
    • n disclaimer In heraldry: A proclamation or announcement made by English heralds, during their regular visitations, of such persons as were found claiming or using armorial bearings to which they had no right. The record of such a proclamation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Disclaimer a denial, disavowal, or renunciation
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. disclaimer—L. dis, apart, clamāre, to cry out.


In literature:

Lionel replied by disclaiming any influence over Miss Tempest.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The knight started at the words, and disclaimed any such knowledge both on behalf of himself and his sons.
"The Secret Chamber at Chad" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Gail and Ruth also disclaimed any knowledge of the verse, except that it had been put into their hands by Rose.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
They utterly disclaim it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
He did stop at every house, and at every one all knowledge of the girl was disclaimed.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
The paragraph is not disclaimed on their part.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
His Excellency disclaimed any power under the circumstances to interfere.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
I would have disclaimed you altogether, save that those at the inn could have told him that I had a brother or comrade with me.
"In the Wars of the Roses" by Evelyn Everett-Green
De Zavala, also, expressed his sorrow in sonorous Spanish, but Ned, while thanking them, steadily disclaimed any need of sympathy.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He was arrested on the Continent, and James could not be brought either to avow or disclaim his kinsman!
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang

In poetry:

I never can myself enjoy,
Till he my woful self destroy;
And most of all myself I am,
When most I do myself disclaim.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
At too much riches never aim,
But be content with what is thine:
God never will those folks disclaim,
Who duely keep his laws divine.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
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

In news:

Legislation offering "protected status" for behaviors and gender reassignments also ought to include disclaimer requirements.
I'm sure Animal Planet would defend itself by saying that it issued a disclaimer, but clearly viewers either tuned out or just didn't pay attention.
Disclaimer This is a non-scientific user poll.
Ok so its probably not Seether's 10 year anniversary, but it is the 10 year anniversary of "Disclaimer".
(It's on "Disclaimer" just so ya know.
At www.ronaldjenkees.com, this greeting is a disclaimer.
Comedy Rod Lott When a disc begins with a Jackass -style disclaimer, as Project X does, you know things are going to get crazy.
Reads the disclaimer at the beginning of the Discovery Channel's latest "reality".
New Anti -Islam Ads to Debut This Month, Now With 25% More MTA Disclaimer.
On the main Google Shopping page, a disclaimer that Google is "compensated by some" vendors is buried at the bottom of the page.
One last thing, a little disclaimer: did I mention these are not your usual "cut down the tree chainsaws ".
NHLPA to reportedly vote on authorization to executive board regarding disclaimer of interest.
First, the disclaimer - this is not an adventure for anyone who you might consider "City Folk".
A raffle ticket purchase usually comes with a disclaimer — "you must be present to win.".

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