Renouncement vs Waiver - What's the difference?

renouncement | waiver |


As nouns the difference between renouncement and waiver

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

As a verb waiver is

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renouncement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of renouncing.
  • His renouncement of his previous position, once it had proven unpopular, did not help his candidacy.

    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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