quitclaim

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kwitklām′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quit•claim  (kwitklām′),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
  1. Lawa transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, esp. without a warranty of title.

v.t. 
  1. Lawto quit or give up claim to (a possession, right, etc.).
  • Anglo-French quiteclame, derivative of quiteclamer to declare quit. See quit1 (adjective, adjectival), claim
  • Middle English quitclayme 1275–1325

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quitclaim /ˈkwɪtˌkleɪm/ n
  1. a formal renunciation of any claim against a person or of a right to land
vb
  1. (transitive) to renounce (a claim) formally
Etymology: 14th Century: from Anglo-French quiteclame, from quite quit + clamer to declare (from Latin clamāre to shout)
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