waiver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n waiver a formal written statement of relinquishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Waiver (Law) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n waiver In law:
    • n waiver The act of waiving; the intentional relinquishment of a known right; the passing by or declining to accept a thing.
    • n waiver In old English law, the legal process by which a woman was waived, or put out of the protection of the law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Waiver the act of waiving: renouncement of a claim: process by which a woman was outlawed
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Quotations

  • Otto Von Bismarck
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    “A government must not waiver once it has chosen its course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guever, to refuse, resign—perh. Ice. veifa, to move to and fro; cf. L. vibrāre.

Usage

In literature:

Let him waiver or be uncertain in his decisions and woe is it to him.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
There were waivers to be signed by everybody who went along off Luna.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Only a waiver of counsel, understandingly made, justifies trial without counsel.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
They now began to waiver in their councils.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
I wish Stanton'd ask waivers on me.
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
She implored a waiver of the forfeiture in her and young Walter's favour.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
He doesn't meet the normal Strike Force criteria, but Colonel Bradford waivered them in his case.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Any "waiver clause" or contract to waive compliance with the section is to be void.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
You forgot to give me a waiver of responsibility when you talked me into varying the experiment.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Many a question though arises, what action amounts to a waiver of notice.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
That night Griffith asked for waivers on him, and he left the Big Leagues for good.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
You were thinking of asking for waivers on him.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
The whole house will be cheering you and then you'll ask for waivers on me.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
The company had refused to accede to the demands for unionization, even with a waiver of all other claims.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
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In news:

Both players cleared waivers and were re-assigned to triple-A Rochester.
Bob Tippee Editor A partial waiver in the US of a 10% limit on the ethanol content of gasoline serves two masters: the ethanol lobby and Democratic lawmakers who can't admit mistakes.
Cubs claim RHP Rosario off waivers from Boston .
The notice said of 11 businesses that made comments on the proposed waiver, only one -- the Detroit International Bridge Co.
The man charged in an incident where a dead dog was found in a cage in Grand Lake entered a guilty waiver on Monday in Auglaize County Municipal Court.
Socolovich, 26, was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on Aug 23.
Rex Ryan made it clear on Thursday that he couldn't care less about Braylon Edwards' Twitter rant a week before the Jets acquired him off waivers on Tuesday.
When Crezdon Butler reported to Redskins Park for his first practice after the team claimed him on waivers Saturday, he was happy to see a familiar face in former Clemson teammate Jarvis Jenkins.
Former Cincinnati Bengals WR Armon Binns awarded to Miami Dolphins off waivers.
Whiteside has been claimed on waivers by three different clubs this off-season.
Whiteside has been claimed on waivers by three different clubs this offseason.
IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys claimed cornerback Michael Coe off waivers from Miami to get a more veteran backup and waived Vince Agnew.
The Cowboys claimed cornerback Michael Coe off waivers from Miami to get a more veteran backup and waived Vince Agnew.
Edwards had already changed his Twitter avatar to a picture of him smiling in a Jets uniform less than an hour after being claimed off waivers.
Boston claimed Rosario off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Oct 17 and then sent him to Oakland on Nov 28 for a player to be named later.
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