Exempt vs Waiver - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between exempt and waiver
is that exempt
is one who has been released from something while waiver
is the act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim, or privilege.
As verbs the difference between exempt and waiver
is that exempt
is to grant (someone) freedom or immunity (from
) while waiver
As an adjective exempt
is free from a duty or obligation.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Free from a duty or obligation.
- In their country all women are exempt from military service.
- His income is so small that it is exempt from tax.
(of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
(obsolete) Cut off; set apart.
- 'Tis laid on all, not any one exempt .
(obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.
- corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry
One who has been released from something.
(historical) A type of French police officer.
* 1840 , (William Makepeace Thackeray), ‘Cartouche’, The Paris Sketch Book :
(UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
- with this he slipped through the exempts quite unsuspected, and bade adieu to the Lazarists and his honest father […].
To grant (someone) freedom or immunity (from).
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.