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[Anglo-French desclamer, from desclamer to disavow, deny, from Old French des-, prefix marking reversal + clamer to claim see claim ]
1 : a refusal or disavowal of something that one has a right to claim
: a relinquishment or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate see also qualified disclaimer
2 : a denial of responsibility for a thing or act: as
a : a negation or limitation of the rights under a warranty given by a seller to a buyer
b : a denial of coverage by an insurance company
3 : a writing that embodies a disclaimer
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.