disclaimer
dis·claim·er /dis-'klā-mər/ n [Anglo-French desclamer, from desclamer to disavow, deny, from Old French des -, prefix marking reversal + clamer to claim see claim]
1: a refusal or disavowal of something that one has a right to claim; specif: a relinquishment or formal refusal to accept an interest or estate see also qualified disclaimer
2: a denial of responsibility for a thing or act: as
a: a negation or limitation of the rights under a warranty given by a seller to a buyer
b: a denial of coverage by an insurance company
3: a writing that embodies a disclaimer

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disclaimer
I noun abandonment, abjuration, abjurement, annulment, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disavowal, disclamation, disownment, dissociation, negation, nullification, recantation, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, repudiation, revocation associated concepts: disclaimer of interest, disclaimer of knowledge, disclaimer of liability, disclaimer of title, disclaimer of warranties, innocent bystanders, liability to third parties, third parties II index abjuration, declination, denial, dissent (nonconcurrence), negation, refusal, renunciation, repudiation, rescision

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disclaimer
n.
A denial of something, usually one’s own responsibility; a denial of someone else’s claim.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


disclaimer
a renunciation, refusal or denial. A disclaimer, especially where a person wishes to renounce a benefit under a will or under the intestacy rules, or where a person entitled to take out a grant of probate does not wish to act. The phrase is also used where a party seeks to exclude or limit liability that would otherwise attach to him. This may appear on a letter giving advice or on a notice on a wall. Such notices are controlled in a number of ways but principally by the control of unfair contract terms in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, as amended for Scotland on this point by the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. It is also used in the context of trade descriptions to counteract an apparently misleading indication. To have this effect the disclaimer must be as bold clear and compelling as the description itself.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


disclaimer
1) A contractual provision in which one party renounces or refuses a right or a responsibility.
2) A formal statement by a patent or trademark owner that it does not claim certain intellectual property rights.
3) An irrevocable refusal to accept property that has been left by will, trust, or other method, sometimes used in estate planning to reduce overall taxes paid by a family. (See also: intellectual property)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Self-Employed Consultants & Contractors
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


disclaimer
n. A clause in a contract or other writing, stating that the producer or seller of product, device, or process makes no promises about its quality or performance and will not be responsible for harm resulting therefrom.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


disclaimer
The denial, refusal, or rejection of a right, power, or responsibility.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disclaimer
The denial, refusal, or rejection of a right, power, or responsibility.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

disclaimer
n.
   1) denial or renunciation by someone of his/her title to property.
   2) denial of responsibility for another's claim, such as an insurance company's refusal to admit coverage under an insurance policy.
   3) statement of non-responsibility, as is made when dissolving a partnership or business.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
/ (of a claim or a title),


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