waiver

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈweɪvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈweɪvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wāvər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
waiv•er /ˈweɪvɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Lawthe giving up of a right, done deliberately, willingly, or on purpose.
  2. Lawa written statement containing a waiver.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
waiv•er  (wāvər),USA pronunciation n. [Law.]
  1. an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
  2. an express or written statement of such relinquishment.
  • Anglo-French weyver, noun, nominal use of weyver to waive; see -er3
  • 1620–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
waiver /ˈweɪvə/ n
  1. the voluntary relinquishment, expressly or by implication, of some claim or right
  2. the act or an instance of relinquishing a claim or right
  3. a formal statement in writing of such relinquishment
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old Northern French weyver to relinquish, waive
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