Renouncement vs Waiver - What's the difference?
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
The act of renouncing.
- His renouncement of his previous position, once it had proven unpopular, did not help his candidacy.
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.