Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  dis'kleymur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something

DISCLAIMER is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: renunciation, repudiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*claim"er\, n.
1. One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.

2. (Law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title,
   claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or
   waiver of an interest or estate. --Burrill.

3. A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions,
   and the like. --Burke.

Computing Dictionary

Statement ritually appended to many usenet postings (sometimes automatically, by the posting software) reiterating the fact (which should be obvious, but is easily forgotten) that the article reflects its author's opinions and not necessarily those of the organisation running the computer through which the article entered the network.

[jargon file]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, contradiction, contrary assertion, contravention, controversion, countering, crossing, declension, declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation, disaffirmation, disagreement, disallowance, disavowal, disclamation, disobedience, disowning, disownment, disproof, dissent, expatriation, forswearing, gainsaying, holding back, impugnment, nay, negation, negative, negative answer, nix, no, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonobservance, nullification, palinode, palinody, recantation, refusal, refutation, rejection, reneging, renouncement, renunciation, repudiation, retention, retractation, retraction, revocation, revokement, thumbs-down, turndown, unsaying, unwillingness, withdrawal, withholding