Definition of waiver in English:



  • 1An act or instance of waiving a right or claim.

    • ‘Nixon says subrogation waivers in contracts of all types are becoming more common, although they vary in content and scope around the country.’
    • ‘He prepared a separation agreement that included a waiver of spousal support.’
    • ‘It provided for a waiver of all claims for the period before 1 January 1993.’
    • ‘Have you sought any instructions from Dosca Ltd as to the waiver of that privilege?’
    • ‘The issues of negligence and the waivers of liability are matters to be determined at trial.’
    • ‘Firms using a third-party reviewer would be granted a fee waiver.’
    • ‘Silence or mere lack of objection does not constitute a lawful waiver.’
    • ‘Section 190, dealing with waiver, refers to a formal waiver by order of the court.’
    • ‘Such production shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver of any privilege in any other proceeding or context.’
    • ‘The fact that another franchisee has decided to participate in the litigation does not alter the waiver.’
    • ‘The funds were to be used to reimburse city departments for lost revenues for fee waivers granted to applicants.’
    • ‘If the court refuses to consent to the waiver, it must provide written reasons for doing so.’
    • ‘In Mr Godfrey's opinion Clause 8 does not deal with cancellation but more appropriately deals with disclosures and waivers of rights.’
    • ‘Incentives would have to include tax waivers, for instance, on appropriate equipment used in production and which were environmentally friendly.’
    • ‘In the event that particular and substantial injustices arise from the formula it would remain open to the Law Society to grant waivers as they have done in the past.’
    • ‘The tuition waivers are also available to all foster children.’
    • ‘At current prices the waivers amount to a gift of $13.6 million, and the value could rise even higher if Halliburton's stock price continues to climb.’
    • ‘Since they were not privileged, it is not apparent how their disclosure could amount to waiver.’
    • ‘The mere fact that he did as asked cannot in my judgment be properly treated as the waiver of an express statutory right.’
    • ‘It is also argued that the Agreement has the effect of constituting a waiver of litigation privilege.’
    renunciation, surrender, repudiation, rejection, relinquishment, abdication, disavowal, refusal, disaffirmation, dispensation, abandonment, deferral
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    1. 1.1A document recording the waiving of a right or claim.
      • ‘Flash your MasterCard, sign a liability waiver and you're a member of the club.’
      • ‘Should the BMJ ask patients who write criticisms of doctors to sign a waiver permitting the doctor to respond?’
      • ‘It has nothing to do with that fact that he signs a legal document, a donor waiver agreement - that's just a piece of paper.’
      • ‘The district provided the information, also permitting parents to sign waivers for the bilingual program.’
      • ‘In terms of liability, parents can sign a liability waiver for the conference.’
      • ‘The day of his accident, Glover had signed the waiver, surrendering any right to sue the company.’
      • ‘A written waiver was prepared by counsel and signed by Blanchard.’
      • ‘After a long briefing, extra liability waivers had to be signed.’
      • ‘All of her friends' parents will need to sign waivers now.’
      • ‘They signed privacy waivers to get the media release, then the media release only told half the story.’
      • ‘You can sign the waiver that will be enclosed in the report, pay any tax you owe, and be happy its over.’
      • ‘CPT McAlpin refused to sign the waiver, and questioned the very legality of the order.’
      • ‘We regret we cannot be legally responsible for any errors in this analysis and staff will be required to sign a waiver.’
      • ‘At best, Mrs. Gauthier understood she was signing a waiver of property rights.’
      • ‘Some states require that signs be posted throughout a facility while others require signed waivers; some require both.’
      • ‘To protect yourself, get signed waivers for these installations.’