noun Etymology: Anglo-French weyver, from waiver, verb Date: 1628 1. the act of intentionally relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also the legal instrument evidencing such an act 2. the act of a club's waiving the right to claim a professional ball player who is being removed from another club's roster — often used in the phrase on waivers denoting the process by which a player to be removed from a roster is made available to other clubs

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  • waiver — waiv·er / wā vər/ n [Anglo French, from waiver to waive]: the act of intentionally or knowingly relinquishing or abandoning a known right, claim, or privilege; also: the legal instrument evidencing such an act compare estoppel, forfeiture ◇ Acts… …   Law dictionary

  • waiver — (n.) act of waiving, 1620s (modern usage is often short for waiver clause); from Anglo French legal usage of infinitive as a noun (see WAIVE (Cf. waive)). Baseball waivers is recorded from 1907. Other survivals of noun use of infinitives in Anglo …   Etymology dictionary

  • Waiver — Waiv er, n. (Law) The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waiver — The voluntary relinquishment of a right (SA Bankruptcy.com) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • waiver — [n] giving up; letting go abandonment, abdication, disclaimer, foregoing, postponement, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, remission, renunciation, reservation, resignation, setting aside, surrender, tabling; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. accept,… …   New thesaurus

  • waiver — ► NOUN 1) an act or instance of waiving a right or claim. 2) a document recording this …   English terms dictionary

  • waiver — [wā′vər] n. [substantive use of Anglo Fr: see WAIVE] Law 1. the act or an instance of waiving, or relinquishing voluntarily, a right, claim, privilege, etc. 2. a formal written statement of such relinquishment …   English World dictionary

  • waiver — The intentional or voluntary relinquishment of a known right, or such conduct as warrants an inference of the relinquishment of such right, or when one dispenses with the performance of something he is entitled to exact or when one in possession… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Waiver — A waiver is the voluntary or surrender of some known right or privilege.While a waiver is often in writing, sometimes a person s actions can act as a waiver. An example of a written waiver is a disclaimer, which becomes a waiver when accepted.… …   Wikipedia

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