American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Intentional relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege.
- n. The document that evidences such relinquishment.
- n. A dispensation, as from a rule or penalty.
- n. 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.
- n. A deferment.
- idiom. clear waivers To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
- idiom. on waivers In a state of being available for claiming by other professional clubs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law:
- n. The act of waiving; the intentional relinquishment of a known right; the passing by or declining to accept a thing.
- n. In old English law, the legal process by which a woman was waived, or put out of the protection of the law.
- n. The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
- n. 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.
- n. Something that releases a person from a requirement.
- v. common misspelling of waver.
- v. See waive.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
- n. a formal written statement of relinquishment
- Anglo-Norman weyver, from waiver Date: 1628 (Wiktionary)
- Anglo-Norman weyver, from weyver, to abandon; see waive. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“QUESTION: My question is we have health insurance, we have through my husband's job -- actually, my husband works two full time jobs to help provide for our family and I work fee for service and he also receives Medicaid through what we call a waiver program.”
“He said trainers are required to sign what he called a "waiver" stating they recognize that "their own skills are key to being safe.”
“To be eligible for the award, a service member must be: attached to or regularly serving for one or more days with an organization participating in ground/shore military operations; attached to or regularly serving for one or more days aboard a naval vessel directly supporting military operations; actually participating as a crew member in one or more aerial flights directly supporting military operations in the areas designated; or serving on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days, except, if a waiver is authorized for personnel participating in actual combat.”
“Mr. Lewis is pushing hard for the job, which would require GOP leaders to grant him a waiver from the term limit.”
“She said the company asked for a waiver from the law's restrictions on annual limits two weeks ago and received it within 48 hours.”
“The Clean Air Act (written by Congress) requires any state that wants to exceed Federal air standards to obtain a waiver from the EPA.”
“That is, usually the senate votes to waive the relevant provision of budget act, implying that a waiver is required (that the action to be taken does in fact run afoul of the 1974 Budget Act).”
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