Waiver vs Exception - What's the difference?
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
As a verb waiver
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
Something that releases a person from a requirement.
- I had to sign a waiver when I went skydiving, agreeing not to sue even if something went wrong.
- 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.
* Sometimes used in puns involving wavering]] about [[waivernoun, waivers, the noun, especially in newspaper headlines for sports stories.
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.
* checked exception
* exception that proves the rule
* take exception
* there is an exception to every rule
* without exception