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waiver

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noun waiv·er \ˈwā-vər\

Simple Definition of waiver

  • : the act of choosing not to use or require something that you are allowed to have or that is usually required

  • : an official document indicating that someone has given up or waived a right or requirement

Full Definition of waiver

  1. 1 :  the act of intentionally relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also :  the legal instrument evidencing such an act

  2. 2 :  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

  1. a criminal defendant's waiver of a jury trial

  2. The college got a special waiver from the town to exceed the building height limit.

  3. He signed an insurance waiver before surgery.



Origin of waiver

Anglo-French weyver, from waiver, verb


First Known Use: 1628




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