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disclaim +‎ -er (Etymology 5); from Anglo-Norman disclaimer, from Old French desclamer.



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disclaimer (plural disclaimers)

  1. One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
  2. A public disavowal, as of responsibility, pretensions, claims, opinions, etc.
  3. (law) A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.
  4. (proscribed) A disclosure of an interest, relationship, or the like.
    • 2012, Anant Rangaswami, "No need for regulation in media – it’s happening by itself", Firstpost, May 10, 2012
      It interviewed, among others, the director of Vasant Valley School, owned by the same family that part-owns Mail Today. No disclaimer was carried stating as much.
    • 2018, Hallie Detrick, "What We Know About Sean Hannity's Shell Companies and Why It Matters", Fortune, April 23
      Though the fact that the two men do business together was disclosed on air, a recent op-ed penned by Lako and published on the Hannity show’s website had no such disclaimer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The use in the sense of a disclosure rather than a disavowal is a recent extension in meaning that disregards the etymology and may be considered incorrect usage.



Old French[edit]



  1. Alternative form of desclamer


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ms, *-mt are modified to ns, nt. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.