- a) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
I had to sign a waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.b) 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 needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didnt technically have the prerequisite courses.See waive.
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waiver — waiv·er / wā vər/ n [Anglo French, from waiver to waive]: the act of intentionally or knowingly relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also: the legal instrument evidencing such an act compare estoppel, forfeiture ◇ Acts… … Law dictionary
waiver — (n.) act of waiving, 1620s (modern usage is often short for waiver clause); from Anglo French legal usage of infinitive as a noun (see WAIVE (Cf. waive)). Baseball waivers is recorded from 1907. Other survivals of noun use of infinitives in Anglo … Etymology dictionary
Waiver — Waiv er, n. (Law) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
waiver — The voluntary relinquishment of a right (SA Bankruptcy.com) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 … Glossary of Bankruptcy
waiver — [n] giving up; letting go abandonment, abdication, disclaimer, foregoing, postponement, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, remission, renunciation, reservation, resignation, setting aside, surrender, tabling; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. accept,… … New thesaurus
waiver — ► NOUN 1) an act or instance of waiving a right or claim. 2) a document recording this … English terms dictionary
waiver — [wā′vər] n. [substantive use of Anglo Fr: see WAIVE] Law 1. the act or an instance of waiving, or relinquishing voluntarily, a right, claim, privilege, etc. 2. a formal written statement of such relinquishment … English World dictionary
waiver — The intentional or voluntary relinquishment of a known right, or such conduct as warrants an inference of the relinquishment of such right, or when one dispenses with the performance of something he is entitled to exact or when one in possession… … Black's law dictionary
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