Meaning of quitclaim in English:



historical US Law
  • A formal renunciation or relinquishing of a claim.

    • ‘Scottish independence was restored by the quitclaim of Canterbury, and in 1192 the papacy confirmed that the Scottish church was free of all external authority save the pope's.’
    • ‘He may have been casting around for a suitable site in 1331, when he bought up a quitclaim to a tenement on the north bank of Millfleet.’
    • ‘Eleven crew members died, and in order to collect a small settlement their relatives had to sign ‘quitclaim’ documents, agreeing never to pursue further legal action.’