Definition of waiver
- an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
- an express or written statement of such relinquishment.
Words nearby waiver
MORE ABOUT WAIVER
What is a waiver?
A waiver is an intentional or agreed upon release of your rights, usually in the form of a written contract.
In the law, to waive your rights or interests is to purposely give them up. A waiver is this intentional giving up or the form that records your decision.
Example: All you have to do to enter is to sign this waiver and give us your pass.
Where does waiver come from?
The first records of the term waiver come from around 1620. It comes from the Anglo-French weyver. It combines waive, meaning “to give up” and the suffix –er, which turns verbs into the doers of the verbs.
A person or organization that asks someone to sign a waiver is usually doing so to protect themselves legally. The signer is giving up rights or interests by signing, such as when your parents have to sign a waiver so you can play sports. If you are injured or harmed while playing, your parents give up the right to sue the sports organization.
You might also sign a waiver in order to use a web service or social media outlet. These waivers usually state that when you sign them, you give up your right to online privacy and allow your data to be collected.
Did you know … ?
How is waiver used in real life?
Because waivers are usually a legal tool, the term is most often used in legal or official conversations.
My Waiver got denied… Thanks for all your support😔 It’s all in the Lord’s timing🙏🏽
— Luke Ford (@lukeford82) April 24, 2019
give boogie my achilles i'll sign a waiver right now idc
— tim cato (@tim_cato) January 27, 2018
Marie Curie's research papers are still highly radioactive to this day. To access them, you must sign a waiver and wear protective clothing.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) January 20, 2014
Try using waiver!
Is waiver used correctly in the following sentence?
Before entering the laser game, you have to sign a waiver giving up your right to sue the company if you get hurt during the game.
How to use waiver in a sentence
San Diego County is no longer accepting applications from schools looking for a waiver to re-open for in-person education, as 10 News reported.
If Newsom doesn’t issue a waiver, officials at the Jewish Community Center say they will likely open anyway.For Now, New School-Like Day Camps Won’t Be Allowed in the Fall|Will Huntsberry|August 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In an Atlanta Dream offseason with plenty of splashy additions, including fourth overall draft pick Chennedy Carter and standout guard Courtney Williams, the signing of Betnijah Laney off waivers did not register much reaction.These 3 Breakout Stars Are Making The Most Of The WNBA Bubble|Howard Megdal|August 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
For Cajon Valley’s program to continue, the governor would need to provide a waiver.
The governor would have to provide a waiver from that requirement for Cajon Valley to continue operating on campus.The Learning Curve: One School District Stayed Open – and Didn’t Have Problems|Will Huntsberry|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As of 2012, there are over 523,000 people across the country on Medicaid waiver lists; over 309,000 of those people have I/DD.
Because Medicaid is not required to cover HCBS, because a waiver is not an entitlement, there are long waits for waivers.
The waiver waitlists are long enough if you live in one state without moving.
To get into the Navy, Hunter needed a separate waiver on account of his prior drug use.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such waiver programs are available in every state, but there are usually long waiting lists.The Mommy Blogger Who Tried to Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks to Dr. Phil|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many a question though arises, what action amounts to a waiver of notice.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Let him waiver or be uncertain in his decisions and woe is it to him.The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells
So Soviet citizens who were relatives of American citizens could receive a waiver of these sanctions.
The Attorney General has from the beginning interpreted 243(g) as involving waiver power.
So I take it that, in your judgment after reviewing the file, you think that the waiver should have been granted?