Waiver vs Exception - What's the difference?

waiver | exception |

As nouns the difference between waiver and exception

is that waiver is the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege while exception is exception.

As a verb waiver

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
  • (legal) 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 waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.
  • Something that releases a person from a requirement.
  • I needed a waiver from the department head to take the course because I didn't technically have the prerequisite courses.
    I needed a waiver 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.

    Derived terms

    * waivered

    See also

    * ("waiver" on Wikipedia)


  • See waive.
  • Usage notes

    * Sometimes used in puns involving wavering]] about [[waiver
  • noun, waivers, the noun, especially in newspaper headlines for sports stories.
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  • That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
  • (legal) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  • (senseid)An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
  • (computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
  • Derived terms

    * checked exception * exception that proves the rule * take exception * there is an exception to every rule * without exception