What does disclaimer mean?

Definitions for disclaimerdɪsˈkleɪ mər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word disclaimer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disclaimer(noun)

    (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something

  2. disavowal, disclaimer(noun)

    denial of any connection with or knowledge of


  1. disclaimer(Noun)

    One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.

  2. disclaimer(Noun)

    A denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate.

  3. disclaimer(Noun)

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

  4. Origin: ; from disclaimer, from desclamer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disclaimer(noun)

    one who disclaims, disowns, or renounces

  2. Disclaimer(noun)

    a denial, disavowal, or renunciation, as of a title, claim, interest, estate, or trust; relinquishment or waiver of an interest or estate

  3. Disclaimer(noun)

    a public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions, and the like


  1. Disclaimer

    A disclaimer is generally any statement intended to specify or delimit the scope of rights and obligations that may be exercised and enforced by parties in a legally recognized relationship. In contrast to other terms for legally operative language, the term disclaimer usually implies situations that involve some level of uncertainty, waiver, or risk. A disclaimer may specify mutually agreed and privately arranged terms and conditions as part of a contract; or may specify warnings or expectations to the general public in order to fulfill a duty of care owed to prevent unreasonable risk of harm or injury. Some disclaimers are intended to limit exposure to damages after a harm or injury has already been suffered. Additionally, some kinds of disclaimers may represent a voluntary waiver of a right or obligation that may be owed to the disclaimant. Disclaimers vary in terms of their uniformity. Some may vary depending on the specific context and parties involved, while other types of disclaimers may strictly adhere to a uniform and established set of formalities that are rarely or never modified, except under official authority. Some of these formal disclaimers are required pursuant to industry regulation, qualification for protection under a safe harbor, and other situations where the exact wording of a particular clause or document may be dispositive in the event of a legal dispute..

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. disclaimer

    [Usenet] 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 organization running the machine through which the article entered the network.

Suggested Resources

  1. disclaimer

    Song lyrics by disclaimer -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by disclaimer on the Lyrics.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disclaimer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disclaimer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    DISCLAIMER: A society where such disclaimers are needed is saddening.

  2. T. Lehrer:

    Disclaimer If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared to not only retract it, but also to deny under oath I ever said it.

  3. Baltimore Sun:

    Brown obtained an affidavit from the state's expert witness regarding phone technology, who said he would have wanted to know about the disclaimer ... and it could have changed his testimony.

  4. Julian Castro:

    I offered my opinion to the interviewer after making it clear that I was articulating my personal view and not an official position, at the time, I believed that this disclaimer was what was required by the Hatch Act. However, your analysis provides that it was not sufficient.

  5. Jerry Mcarthur:

    Elissa Weitzman told FoxNews.com. But Jerry Mcarthur says it's up to the consumer to use it legally. Jerry Mcarthur noted that Jerry Mcarthur Lolo Lid will have a disclaimer on the packaging warning users about public drinking and added Lolo Lids works just as well with sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages. At the end of the day it’s a novelty product and people can use it how they want to use it.

Images & Illustrations of disclaimer

  1. disclaimerdisclaimerdisclaimer

Translations for disclaimer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for disclaimer »


Find a translation for the disclaimer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these disclaimer definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"disclaimer." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/disclaimer>.

Are we missing a good definition for disclaimer? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for disclaimer:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.