What does the word disclaim mean?

Usage examples for disclaim

  1. This, my lord, I did From personal respect for the lords' names, Not their usurped charge, which I disclaim. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  2. But, I 'm ashamed to own, he didn't disclaim the credit of the invention. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  3. Instant, you sailors to this task attend; Swift to the palace, all ye peers ascend; Let none to strangers honours due disclaim: Be there Demodocus the bard of fame, Taught by the gods to please, when high he sings The vocal lay, responsive to the strings. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope