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- (UK) IPA: /ˈweɪ.və(r)/, X-SAMPA: /"weI.v@(r)/
- (US) IPA: /ˈweɪ.vɚ/, X-SAMPA: /"weI.v@`/
- Rhymes: -eɪvə(r)
- Homophone: waver
waiver (plural waivers)
- The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
- (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.
- Something that releases a person from a requirement.
- I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.
- 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.
Derived terms 
See also 
the act of waiving
Usage notes 
- Sometimes used in puns involving wavering about waivers, the noun, especially in newspaper headlines for sports stories.