Waiver meaning

wāvər
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A formal written statement of such relinquishment.
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The act or an instance of waiving, or relinquishing voluntarily, a right, claim, privilege, etc.
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The definition of a waiver is the act of voluntarily giving up rights or privileges, usually through a written statement.

An example of waiver is a person signing a form releasing the owners of an event location from liability if the person signing the waiver was injured while at the event.

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A dispensation, as from a rule or penalty.
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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.
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A deferment.
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To provide with a waiver or issue a waiver for.
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A voluntary relinquishing of a right or privilege. Although a waiver may result from an explicit surrender or by circumstances, courts frown on accepting waivers of constitutional rights. The party waiving a right must have knowledge of that right and the informed intention of surrendering it.
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The paper by which a person surrenders his or her rights; for example, when the courier delivered the package, the recipient may sign a waiver relieving the former of any further responsibility.
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A deliberate and voluntary waiver.
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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.
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A waiver of something that may occur in the future; for example, the right to participate in an award from a future, anticipated law suit. Prospective waivers are often deemed to be unenforceable, as the party giving up a right cannot, by definition, know the parameters of what is being given up.
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The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
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(law) A legal document releasing some requirement, such as waiving a right (giving it up) or a waiver of liability (agreeing to hold someone blameless). Also used for such a form even before it is filled out and signed.

I had to sign a waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.

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Something that releases a person from a requirement.

I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.

I needed a waiver from the zoning board for the house because the lot was so small, but they let me build because it was next to the park.

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Common misspelling of waver.
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See waive.
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clear waivers
  • To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
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on waivers
  • In a state of being available for claiming by other professional clubs.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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