Definition of quitclaim in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwitklām/


Law , historical & US
A formal renunciation or relinquishing of a claim.
Example sentences
  • Scottish independence was restored by the quitclaim of Canterbury, and in 1192 the papacy confirmed that the Scottish church was free of all external authority save the pope's.
  • He may have been casting around for a suitable site in 1331, when he bought up a quitclaim to a tenement on the north bank of Millfleet.
  • Eleven crew members died, and in order to collect a small settlement their relatives had to sign ‘quitclaim’ documents, agreeing never to pursue further legal action.


[with object]
Renounce or relinquish a claim: Aikins quitclaimed his interest in the three parcels of real estate

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Syllabification: quit·claim

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