/kwit"klaym'/, n. Law.
1. a transfer of all one's interest, as in a parcel of real estate, esp. without a warranty of title.
2. to quit or give up claim to (a possession, right, etc.).
[1275-1325; ME quitclayme < AF quiteclame, deriv. of quiteclamer to declare quit. See QUIT1 (adj.), CLAIM]

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