Definition of disclaim in English:

disclaim

Syllabification: dis·claim
Pronunciation: /disˈklām
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Refuse to acknowledge; deny: the school disclaimed any responsibility for his death
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    • And while disclaiming responsibility and blaming others, many suffer unnecessarily because of wrong priorities, wrong choices, squandered opportunities.
    • He was blamed for a change in directors and a runaway budget though he disclaimed responsibility for either.
    • The audit's findings prompted the government to disclaim any responsibility to reimburse the credits and threatened to withdraw the bonds it had issued to the central bank.
  • 1.1 Law Renounce a legal claim to (a property or title).
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    • The most common examples are the rights of trustees in bankruptcy and liquidators of companies to disclaim certain property under the provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986.
    • In the Peerage Act peers were given the option of disclaiming their titles within one year.
    • The original beneficiary cannot choose where disclaimed property will go, so a contingent beneficiary must be in place to receive the benefits.

Origin

late Middle English (in legal contexts): from Anglo-Norman French desclamer, from des- (expressing reversal) + clamer 'to claim' (see claim).

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