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  • To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
  • To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
  • (law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.
  • disown
  • disavow
  • renounce
  • repudiate
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis*claim" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclaimed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disclaiming.] 1. To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

He calls the gods to witness their offense;
Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence.
Dryden.

He disclaims the authority of Jesus.
Farmer.

2. To deny, as a claim; to refuse.

The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed.
Milman.

3. (Law) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office. Burrill.

Syn. -- To disown; disavow; renounce; repudiate.

Dis*claim", v. t. To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share. Blackstone.

Disclaim in, Disclaim from, to disown; to disavow. [Obs.] "Nature disclaims in thee." Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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