v. dis·claimed, dis·claim·ing, dis·claims
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.
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).]
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