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Word: disclaim

Definition: disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer


Sentences Containing 'disclaim'

Benn was the first peer to disclaim his title, at 6.22 p.m. that day.
Benn, who wished to be allowed to disclaim his peerage, defied his inability to sit in the Commons by standing at the election, and he and St Clair were the only two candidates.
Do you disclaim this principle, in order to embrace a more rational opinion, that the perceptions are only representations of something external?
Elizabeth had scarcely time to disclaim all right to the compliment, before their approach was announced by the door bell, and shortly afterwards the three gentlemen entered the room.
Generally, an applicant is free to abandon his or her patent application at any time, and in many jurisdictions may "disclaim" his or her patent even after the patent is issued.
It is relatively common for a trustee in bankruptcy to disclaim freehold property which may give rise to a liability, for example the common parts of a block of flats owned by the bankrupt would ordinarily pass to the trustee to be realised in order to pay his debts, but the property may give the landlord an obligation to spend money for the benefit of lessees of the flats.

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