release, waiver, discharge(noun)
a formal written statement of relinquishment
The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
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.
Something that releases a person from a requirement.
Origin: weyver, from waiver
the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege
A waiver is the voluntary relinquishment or surrender of some known right or privilege. Regulatory agencies or governments may issue waivers to exempt companies from certain regulations. For example, a United States law restricted the size of banks, but when banks exceeded these sizes, they obtained waivers. In another example, the United States federal government may issue waivers to individual states so that they may provide Medicare in different ways than the law typically requires. While a waiver is often in writing, sometimes a person's actions can act as a waiver. An example of a written waiver is a disclaimer, which becomes a waiver when accepted. When the right to hold a person liable through a lawsuit are waived, the waiver may be called an exculpatory clause, liability waiver, legal release, or hold harmless clause. In some cases, parties may sign a "non-waiver" contract which specifies that no rights are waived, particularly if a person's actions may suggest that rights are being waived. This is particularly common in insurance, as it is less detailed than a reservation of rights letter; the disadvantage is that it requires the signature of the insured. Sometimes the elements of "voluntary" and "known" are established by a legal fiction. In this case, one is presumed to know one's rights and that those rights are voluntarily relinquished if not asserted at the time.
The numerical value of waiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of waiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was under the impression we were able to do it, i didn't know we had to fill out a waiver.
A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.
If one is not at peace with nature, then they have ultimately signed a waiver in which they are forced to give up the peace within themselves as well.
The recent wave of Taliban attacks has made clear that the international community must not waiver in its support for a stable, secure and prosperous Afghanistan.
(The refugee process) would take 18 months to two years. Under the visa waiver program, it could take 24 hours, the target of our work should be strengthening the visa waiver program.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vastuuvapautus, vastuuvapautussopimus, poikkeuslupa, luopuminen, vastuuvapauslauseke, erivapausFinnish
- esonero, rinunciaItalian
- verklaring van afstand, vrijstellingDutch
- zrzeczenie sięPolish
- renúncia, abdicação, desistênciaPortuguese
- отказ, освобождениеRussian
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