dis·claim /dis-'klām/ vi: to make a disclaimervt1: to reject or relinquish a claim to (as an interest in an estate)2 a: to deny or reject the right, validity, or authority ofb: to negate or limit the rights under (a warranty)dis·claim·ant /-'klā-mənt/ n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abandon, abnegate, abrogate, annul, cancel, declare null and void, deny, deny any knowledge of, desert, disaffirm, disannul, disavow, disbelieve, discard, discharge, discountenance, disown, dispense with, divest oneself of, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, not accept, not admit, recant, reject, renounce, repudiare, repudiate, rescind, retract, set aside, spurn, take back, take exception to, turn away, unsay
answer (reply), cancel, contradict, controvert, deny (contradict), deprecate, disaccord, disaffirm, disallow, disapprove (reject), disavow, disdain, disinherit, disown (deny the validity), disown (refuse to acknowledge), forswear, gainsay, ignore, negate, protest, recant, refuse, refute, reject, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, revoke, surrender (give back), waive
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
1) To refuse or give away a claim or a right to something. For example, if your aunt leaves you a white elephant in her will and you don't want it, you can refuse the gift by disclaiming your ownership rights.2) To deny responsibility for a claim or act. For example, a merchant that sells goods secondhand may disclaim responsibility for a products defects by selling it as is.Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
To refuse a gift made in a will.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.