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 for disclaimer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disclaimer \Dis*claim"er\, n.
     1. One who disclaims, disowns, or renounces.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A public disavowal, as of pretensions, claims, opinions,
        and the like. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disclaimer
      n 1: (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to
           something
      2: denial of any connection with or knowledge of [syn:
         disavowal, disclaimer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "disclaimer":
     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
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  disclaimer
   n.
  
      [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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  disclaimer
  
      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]
  
     (1995-07-30)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DISCLAIMER. This word signifies. to abandon, to renounce; also the act by  
  which the renunciation is made. For example, a disclaimer is the act by 
  which a patentee renounces a part of his title of invention, 
       2. In real actions, a disclaimer of the tenancy or title is frequently 
  added to the plea of non tenure. Litt. Sec. 391. If the action be one in 
  which the demandant cannot recover damages, as formedon in the discender, 
  the demandant or plaintiff was bound to pray judgment, &c., and enter, for 
  thereby, he has the effect of his suit, et frustra fit per plura quod fieri 
  potest per pauciora. But, if the demandant can recover damages and is 
  unwilling to waive them, he should answer the disclaimer by averring that 
  the defendant is tenant of the land, or claims to be such as the writ 
  supposes, and proceed to try the question, otherwise he would lose his 
  damages. The same course may be pursued in the action of ejectment, although 
  in Pennsylvania, the formality of such a replication to the disclaimer is 
  dispensed with, and the fact is tried without it. 5 Watts, 70; 3 Barr, 367. 
  Yet, if the plaintiff is willing to waive his claim for damages, there is no 
  reason why he may not ask for judgment upon the disclaimer without trial, 
  for thereby he has the effect of his suit. Et frustra fit per plura, &c. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DISCLAIMER, estates. The act of a party by which be refuses to accept of an 
  estate which has been conveyed to him. Vide Assent; Dissent. 
       2. It is said, that a disclaimer of a freehold estate must be in a 
  court of record, because a freehold shall not be divested by bare words, in 
  pais. Cruise, Dig. tit. 32, c. 2 6, s. 1, 2. 
       3. A disclaimer of tenancy is the act of a person in possession, who 
  denies holding the estate from the person claiming to be the owner of it. 2 
  Nev. & M. 672. Vide 8 Vin.. Ab. 501; Coote, L. & T. 348, 375; F. N. B. 179 
  k; Bull. N. P. 96; 16 East, R. 99; 1 Man. & Gran. 135; S. C. 39 Eng. C. L. 
  Rep. 380, 385; 10 B. & Cr. 816; ow, N. P. Cas. 180; 2 Nov. & Man. 673; 1 C. 
  M. & R. 398 Co. Litt. 102, a. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DISCLAIMER, chancery pleading. The renunciation of the defendant to all 
  claims to the subject of the demand made by the plaintiff's bill. 
       2. A disclaimer is distinct in substance from an answer, though 
  sometimes confounded with it, but it seldom can be put in without an answer 
  for if the defendant has been made a party by mistake, having had an 
  interest which be has parted with, the plaintiff may require an answer 
  sufficient to ascertain whether that is the fact or not. Mitf. Pl. 11, 14, 
  253; Coop. Eq. Pl. 309; Story, Eq. Pl. c. 17, Sec. 838 to 844; 4 Bouv. Inst. 
  n. 4211-14. 
  
  

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