Exempt vs Waiver - What's the difference?

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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 is .

As an adjective exempt

is free from a duty or obligation.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

exempt

English

Adjective

(-)
  • 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.
  • * Dryden
  • 'Tis laid on all, not any one exempt .
  • (of an employee or his position) Not entitled to overtime pay when working overtime.
  • (obsolete) Cut off; set apart.
  • * Shakespeare
  • corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry
  • (obsolete) Extraordinary; exceptional.
  • (Chapman)

    Derived terms

    * tax-exempt

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who has been released from something.
  • (historical) A type of French police officer.
  • * 1840 , (William Makepeace Thackeray), ‘Cartouche’, The Paris Sketch Book :
  • with this he slipped through the exempts quite unsuspected, and bade adieu to the Lazarists and his honest father […].
  • (UK) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an exon.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To grant (someone) freedom or immunity (from).
  • waiver

    English

    Noun

    (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)

    Verb

    (head)
  • See waive.
  • Usage notes

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

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