[ wey-ver ]
/ ˈweɪ vər /

noun Law.

an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
an express or written statement of such relinquishment.

Origin of waiver

1620–30; < Anglo-French weyver, noun use of weyver to waive; see -er3
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British Dictionary definitions for waiver

/ (ˈweɪvə) /


the voluntary relinquishment, expressly or by implication, of some claim or right
the act or an instance of relinquishing a claim or right
a formal statement in writing of such relinquishment

Word Origin for waiver

C17: from Old Northern French weyver to relinquish, waive
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