One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A formal renunciation or relinquishing of a claim.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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