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In this paper, it is proved that the complement of the zero-divisor graph of a partially ordered set is weakly perfect if it has finite clique number, completely answering the question raised by Joshi and Khiste [‘Complement of the zero divisor graph of a lattice’, Bull. Aust. Math. Soc. 89 (2014), 177–190]. As a consequence, the intersection graph of an intersection-closed family of nonempty subsets of a set is weakly perfect if it has finite clique number. These results are applied to annihilating-ideal graphs and intersection graphs of submodules.

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The first author is financially supported by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, via Senior Research Fellowship Award Letter No. F.17-37/2008(SA-I).

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