What does waiver mean?

Definitions for waiverˈweɪ vər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word waiver.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. release, waiver, discharge(noun)

    a formal written statement of relinquishment


  1. waiver(Noun)

    The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.

  2. waiver(Noun)

    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.

  3. waiver(Noun)

    Something that releases a person from a requirement.

  4. waiver(Verb)

    See waive.

  5. Origin: weyver, from waiver

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waiver(noun)

    the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege


  1. Waiver

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victoria Sanders:

    I was under the impression we were able to do it, i didn't know we had to fill out a waiver.

  2. Otto von Bismarck:

    A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.

  3. Jim Jordan:

    This bill doesn’t fully repeal ObamaCare and that’s a problem … but it at least gives the states that option to get that waiver.

  4. The Mamafesto:

    I think formula should be available and not in a way that you have to sign a waiver that you're aware you're giving your child formula if you need to.

  5. Ahmed Korayem:

    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.

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