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Definition of "waiver" []

  • Intentional relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege. (noun)
  • The document that evidences such relinquishment. (noun)
  • A dispensation, as from a rule or penalty. (noun)
  • Permission for a professional athletic club to assign a player to the minor leagues or release a player from the club, granted only after all other clubs have been given the opportunity to claim the player and have not done so. (noun)
  • A deferment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "waiver" in a sentence
  • "Even if we assume that a waiver is available to indigent defendants, that strikes me as highly unfair and so it must be unconstitutional somehow."
  • "If the waiver is agreed-to by the next sitting president (in excercise of his inherent authority to conduct US foreign policy) it wont matter who controls congress."
  • "And he also receives Medicaid through what we call a waiver program."