Dis*claim" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disclaimed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disclaiming.]

1.

To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.

He calls the gods to witness their offense; Disclaims the war, asserts his innocence. Dryden.

He disclaims the authority of Jesus. Farmer.

2.

To deny, as a claim; to refuse.

The payment was irregularly made, if not disclaimed. Milman.

3. Law

To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to decline accepting, as an estate, interest, or office.

Burrill.

Syn. -- To disown; disavow; renounce; repudiate.

 

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Dis*claim", v. t.

To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.

Blackstone.

Disclaim in, Disclaim from, to disown; to disavow. [Obs.] "Nature disclaims in thee."

Shak.

 

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