Etymology
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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). 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.

updated on July 04, 2013

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Definitions of waiver from WordNet

waiver (n.)
a formal written statement of relinquishment;
Synonyms: release / discharge
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