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waiver

[ wey-ver ]
/ ˈweɪ vər /
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noun
Law.
  1. an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
  2. an express or written statement of such relinquishment.
Sports. an arrangement under which a professional player is released to become available to join a different team, which must then assume the player’s existing contract.
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Origin of waiver

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

waiver
/ (ˈweɪvə) /

noun
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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