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dis·claim

 (dĭs-klām′)
v. dis·claimed, dis·claim·ing, dis·claims
v.tr.
1. To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown: disclaim any involvement with the group.
2. To deny the validity of; repudiate: "If we disclaim that authority of Parliament which made him our king, we, in fact, reject him from being our king" (Alexander Hamilton).
3. Law To decline to accept responsibility for; decline to make any warranty for.
v.intr. Law
To decline to accept responsibility or to warranty.

[Middle English disclaimen, from Anglo-Norman desclaimer : des-, dis- + claimer, to claim (from Latin clāmāre, to cry out; see claim).]

disclaim

(dɪsˈkleɪm)
vb
1. (tr) to deny or renounce (any claim, connection, etc)
2. (tr) to deny the validity or authority of
3. (Law) law to renounce or repudiate (a legal claim or right)
disclamation n

dis•claim

(dɪsˈkleɪm)

v.t.
1. to deny or repudiate interest in or connection with; disavow; disown.
2. to renounce a claim or right to.
3. to reject the claims or authority of.
v.i.
4. to renounce a claim or right.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French disclaimer, desclamer. See dis-1, claim]

disclaim


Past participle: disclaimed
Gerund: disclaiming

Imperative
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disclaim
Present
I disclaim
you disclaim
he/she/it disclaims
we disclaim
you disclaim
they disclaim
Preterite
I disclaimed
you disclaimed
he/she/it disclaimed
we disclaimed
you disclaimed
they disclaimed
Present Continuous
I am disclaiming
you are disclaiming
he/she/it is disclaiming
we are disclaiming
you are disclaiming
they are disclaiming
Present Perfect
I have disclaimed
you have disclaimed
he/she/it has disclaimed
we have disclaimed
you have disclaimed
they have disclaimed
Past Continuous
I was disclaiming
you were disclaiming
he/she/it was disclaiming
we were disclaiming
you were disclaiming
they were disclaiming
Past Perfect
I had disclaimed
you had disclaimed
he/she/it had disclaimed
we had disclaimed
you had disclaimed
they had disclaimed
Future
I will disclaim
you will disclaim
he/she/it will disclaim
we will disclaim
you will disclaim
they will disclaim
Future Perfect
I will have disclaimed
you will have disclaimed
he/she/it will have disclaimed
we will have disclaimed
you will have disclaimed
they will have disclaimed
Future Continuous
I will be disclaiming
you will be disclaiming
he/she/it will be disclaiming
we will be disclaiming
you will be disclaiming
they will be disclaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disclaiming
you have been disclaiming
he/she/it has been disclaiming
we have been disclaiming
you have been disclaiming
they have been disclaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disclaiming
you will have been disclaiming
he/she/it will have been disclaiming
we will have been disclaiming
you will have been disclaiming
they will have been disclaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disclaiming
you had been disclaiming
he/she/it had been disclaiming
we had been disclaiming
you had been disclaiming
they had been disclaiming
Conditional
I would disclaim
you would disclaim
he/she/it would disclaim
we would disclaim
you would disclaim
they would disclaim
Past Conditional
I would have disclaimed
you would have disclaimed
he/she/it would have disclaimed
we would have disclaimed
you would have disclaimed
they would have disclaimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disclaim - renounce a legal claim or title to
foreswear, relinquish, renounce, quit - turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
claim, take - lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
2.disclaim - make a disclaimer about; "He disclaimed any responsibility"
deny - declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money"
claim - assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

disclaim

verb
1. deny, decline, reject, disallow, retract, repudiate, renege, rebut, disavow, abnegate, disaffirm She disclaims any knowledge of her husband's business activities.
2. renounce, reject, abandon, relinquish, disown, abdicate, forswear, abjure the legislation which enabled him to disclaim his title

disclaim

verb
To refuse to recognize or acknowledge:
Translations
يَتَنَصَّل
odmítnoutpopřít
afvisefralægge signægte
neita, vísa á bug
išsižadėti
neatzītnoliegt
inkâr etmeküstüne almamak

disclaim

[dɪsˈkleɪm] VT [+ statement] → desmentir, negar; [+ responsibility] → negar (Jur) → renunciar a
he disclaimed all knowledge of itdijo que no sabía nada en absoluto de ello

disclaim

[dɪsˈkleɪm] vt
[+ responsibility, liability] → décliner, rejeter
[+ knowledge, connection] → nier

disclaim

vt
(= deny)abstreiten, (weit) von sich (dat)weisen; to disclaim all or any responsibilityjede Verantwortung von sich weisen
(Jur) a rightverzichten auf (+acc)

disclaim

[dɪsˈkleɪm] vt (frm) → negare, smentire
to disclaim all knowledge of sth → negare di essere a conoscenza di qc

disclaim

(disˈkleim) verb
to refuse to have anything to do with; to deny. I disclaimed all responsibility.
References in classic literature ?
The Colonel, though disclaiming all pretensions to connoisseurship, warmly admired the screens, as he would have done any thing painted by Miss Dashwood; and on the curiosity of the others being of course excited, they were handed round for general inspection.
I need not have been afraid of disclaiming the compliment.
Elton began to think she had been wrong in disclaiming so warmly.
In the case of a spousal inheritance, the surviving spouse usually has the option of treating the inherited account as her own, rolling it over into another IRA plan and taking distributions as a beneficiary as per the required minimum distribution rules based on the surviving spouse's life expectancy, or disclaiming up to 100% of the inherited IRA assets.
Contrary to the contention of the Darkei Noam defendants and the Keren Hachesed defendants, the plaintiffs short delay in disclaiming coverage was reasonable under the circumstances.
Baghdad (NINA) - Official at the Mottahidoon slate, Salman al-Jumaili, expressed belief that statements made by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki are mere attempt to run away and disclaiming the responsibilities of the outcome resulted from faults causing bloodshed of innocent Iraqis.
(3) Accordingly, the desired objective of the child's disclaiming under the applicable foreign law with passage of the property interest to the grandchild cannot be achieved.
If the NFLPA dissolves, are they disclaiming over decertification due to "blocking charges"?
There may also have been signs disclaiming responsibility for vehicles in the car park.
The IRS also argued that the court should disallow fractional disclaimers that have a practical effect of disclaiming all amounts above a fixed-dollar amount.
In addition to its post-disclaimer contingency argument, the IRS contended that all fractional disclaimers that have a practical effect of disclaiming all amounts above a fixed dollar amount should be disallowed as against public policy because these disclaimers fail to preserve a financial incentive for the IRS to audit an estate's return.
* Disclaiming is commonly used when a parent seeks to pass assets to the next "inline" beneficiary after receiving a large inheritance, generally from his or her parents or grandparents.