- 1Refuse to acknowledge; deny: the school disclaimed any responsibility for his deathMore example sentences
deny, refuse to accept, refuse to acknowledge, reject, wash one's hands of
- 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): the earl disclaimed his titleMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English (in legal contexts): from Anglo-Norman French desclamer, from des- (expressing reversal) + clamer 'to claim' (see claim).