Disclaim

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  1. Disclaim, in a legal sense, means to give up a legal claim, obligation or right to something. Rejecting one’s claim to inheritance is an example of when one disclaims. 
  2. Disclaim also means to deny responsibility for something. When used in this sense, to disclaim means to declare that you have no knowledge of something, or that you are not responsible for something. For example, a seller that sells goods second-hand may disclaim responsibility for a product’s defects by selling it as is.

[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]