Waiver vs Immunity - What's the difference?

waiver | immunity |

As nouns the difference between waiver and immunity

is that waiver is the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege while immunity is (uncountable) the state of being insusceptible to something; notably:.

As a verb waiver

is .




(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





  • (uncountable) The state of being insusceptible to something; notably:
  • # (medicine) Fully protective resistance against infection.
  • Some people have better immunity to diseases than others.
  • # (law) An exemption from specified duties, such as payments or services.
  • Feudal privileges often included tax and other immunities .
  • # (law) An exemption from prosecution.
  • The prosecutor offered the lieutenant immunity for all the crimes he would testify having known to be planned by the elusive drug baron.
  • # (in games and competitions) An exemption given to a player from losing or being withdrawn from play.
  • After winning the last round the player was granted immunity which allowed him to stay in the game even after receiving the least amount of points.
  • (countable) A resistance to a specific thing.
  • Synonyms

    * exemption * free pass * get out of jail free card