waiver

A waiver is a formal statement giving up a right. If you go on a school trip, your mom might sign a waiver saying that the school is not responsible if you get hurt on the trip.

When you sign a waiver, you’re voluntarily giving up a privilege or legal right. A waiver is often required before you participate in something dangerous. If you decide to go skydiving, you might have to sign a waiver agreeing that you won’t sue the skydiving company if you get injured. That means you’re assuming all the risk associated with the activity. Other types of waivers can involve officially declining various rights, such as a privacy waiver or an insurance waiver.

Definitions of waiver
  1. noun
    a formal written statement of relinquishment
    synonyms: discharge, release
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    exemption, granting immunity, immunity
    an act exempting someone
    fix
    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
    official immunity
    personal immunity accorded to a public official from liability to anyone injured by actions that are the consequence of exerting official authority
    sovereign immunity
    an exemption that precludes bringing a suit against the sovereign government without the government's consent
    testimonial immunity, use immunity
    an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
    type of:
    relinquishing, relinquishment
    the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
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