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waiver

[wey-ver] /ˈweɪ vər/
noun, Law.
1.
an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like.
2.
an express or written statement of such relinquishment.
Origin of waiver
1620-1630
1620-30; < Anglo-French weyver, noun use of weyver to waive; see -er3
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waiver

/ˈweɪvə/
noun
1.
the voluntary relinquishment, expressly or by implication, of some claim or right
2.
the act or an instance of relinquishing a claim or right
3.
a formal statement in writing of such relinquishment
Word Origin
C17: from Old Northern French weyver to relinquish, waive
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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). Baseball waivers is recorded from 1907. Other survivals of noun use of infinitives in Anglo-French legalese include disclaimer, merger, rejoinder, misnomer, ouster, retainer, attainder.

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