: the act of intentionally relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also : the legal instrument evidencing such an act
: the act of a club's waiving the right to claim a professional ball player who is being removed from another club's roster —often used in the phrase on waivers denoting the process by which a player to be removed from a roster is made available to other clubs
Examples of WAIVER
- a criminal defendant's waiver of a jury trial
- The college got a special waiver from the town to exceed the building height limit.
- He signed an insurance waiver before surgery.
Origin of WAIVER
First Known Use: 1628
Rhymes with WAIVER
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