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noun 
  1. The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
  2. A legal document releasing some requirement, such as waiving a right (giving it up) or a waiver of liability (agreeing to hold someone blameless). Also used for such a form even before it is filled out and signed.
    I had to sign a when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.
  3. Something that releases a person from a requirement.
    I needed a from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.
    I needed a from the zoning board for the house because the lot was so small, but they let me build because it was next to the park.
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