Definition of disclaimer in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈklāmər/


1A statement that denies something, especially responsibility: the novel carries the usual disclaimer about the characters bearing no relation to living persons
More example sentences
  • The group was not allowed to post the two variants, but under the new policy, they could post them as long as they carried the appropriate disclaimer.
  • They are tripping over themselves with contradictory statements and inane disclaimers.
  • Now here I need to insert my usual disclaimer about not being in any conceivable sense of the word a military expert.
denial, refusal, rejection
1.1 Law An act of repudiating another’s claim or renouncing one’s own.
Example sentences
  • Few states have applied these provisions to bailments even though bailees often insert disclaimers of warranties into their receipts and contracts.
  • However, in English law statutory liability cannot be excluded by disclaimer or exclusion clauses.
  • A disclaimer releases the tenant from future liabilities under the lease.
renunciation, relinquishment, resignation, abdication;
repudiation, abjuration, disavowal


Late Middle English (as a legal term): from Anglo-Norman French desclamer (infinitive used as noun: see disclaim).

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Syllabification: dis·claim·er

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