• The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
  • Something that releases a person from a requirement.

    "I needed a waiver from the zoning board for the house because the lot was so small, but they let me build because it was next to the park."

  • "I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses."

  • (law) A legal document releasing some requirement, such as waiving a right (giving it up) or a waiver of liability (agreeing to hold someone blameless). Also used for such a form even before it is filled out and signed.

    "I had to sign a waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong."


  • See waive.
  • Misspelling of waver.

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