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Definition of disclaim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disclaim

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪm//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disclaim
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪm//
     
    he / she / it disclaims
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪmz//
     
    past simple disclaimed
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪmd//
     
    past participle disclaimed
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪmd//
     
    -ing form disclaiming
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkleɪmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkleɪmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1disclaim something to state publicly that you have no knowledge of something, or that you are not responsible for something synonym deny She disclaimed any knowledge of her husband's whereabouts. The rebels disclaimed all responsibility for the explosion.
  2. 2disclaim something to give up your right to something, such as property or a title synonym renounce
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (in legal contexts): from Anglo-Norman French desclamer, from des- (expressing reversal) + clamer ‘to claim’, from Latin clamare ‘call out’.
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