Waiver Definition

wāvər
waivers
noun
waivers
The act or an instance of waiving, or relinquishing voluntarily, a right, claim, privilege, etc.
Webster's New World
A formal written statement of such relinquishment.
Webster's New World
A dispensation, as from a rule or penalty.
American Heritage
Permission for a professional athletic club to assign a player to the minor leagues or release a player from the club, granted only after all other clubs have been given the opportunity to claim the player and have not done so.
American Heritage
A deferment.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
faceacceptclaim
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verb
To provide with a waiver or issue a waiver for.
American Heritage

Common misspelling of waver.

Wiktionary

See waive.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
claimacceptance
other
A waiver of certain rights based upon the action of the waiving party. For example, if a person tells a courier he does not care what condition a package is in as long as it arrives by a certain time, that person has waived the right to require the courier to treat the parcel with the normally expected care.
Webster's New World Law
A deliberate and voluntary waiver.
Webster's New World Law
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idiom
clear waivers
  • To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
American Heritage
on waivers
  • In a state of being available for claiming by other professional clubs.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Waiver

Noun

Singular:
waiver
Plural:
waivers

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Waiver

  • clear waivers
  • on waivers

Origin of Waiver

  • Anglo-Norman weyver from weyver to abandon waive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman weyver, from waiver Date: 1628

    From Wiktionary

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