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The transfer of a title or deed to another, without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
tr.v. quit·claimed, quit·claim·ing, quit·claims
To transfer (one's interest in property) without warranty as to the extent of ownership on the part of the seller.
Of or relating to such a title, deed, or transfer without warranty.
[Middle English quitclaime, from Anglo-Norman quiteclame, from quiteclamer, to release : quite, free; see quite + clamer, to proclaim (from Latin clāmāre; see claim).]
(Law) a formal renunciation of any claim against a person or of a right to land
a. to renounce (a claim) formally
b. to declare (a person) free from liability
[C14: from Anglo-French quiteclame, from quite quit + clamer to declare (from Latin clamāre to shout)]
1. a transfer of one's interest in a property, esp. without a warranty of title.v.t.
2. to give up claim to (property) by means of a quitclaim deed.
[1275–1325; Middle English quitclayme < Anglo-French quiteclame, derivative of quiteclamer to declare quit. See quit]
Past participle: quitclaimed
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|Noun||1.||quitclaim - document transferring title or right or claim to another|
conveyance - document effecting a property transfer
|2.||quitclaim - act of transferring a title or right or claim to another|