A disclaimer is a statement that rejects a legal claim. If you're speaking on Russian history and don't want to be quoted, offer a disclaimer that all your information comes from Wikipedia and you're not responsible for its accuracy.

A claim is the assertion that you have a right to something, so a disclaimer is the opposite: the rejection of a claim. If you don't want to keep the money you're inheriting, you can file a disclaimer and pass all the money on to a charity. Although disclaimer comes from talking about legal claims, we also use it in general to mean "denial" or "repudiation."

Definitions of disclaimer
  1. noun
    (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
    see moresee less
    type of:
    renunciation, repudiation
    rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
  2. noun
    denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    synonyms: disavowal
    see moresee less
    abjuration, recantation, retraction
    a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    backdown, climb-down, withdrawal
    a retraction of a previously held position
    type of:
    the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
DISCLAIMER: These example sentences appear in various news sources and books to reflect the usage of the word ‘disclaimer'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of or its editors. Send us feedback
Word Family

Look up disclaimer for the last time

Close your vocabulary gaps with personalized learning that focuses on teaching the words you need to know.

VocabTrainer -'s Vocabulary Trainer