Settlement vs Waiver - What's the difference?

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In legal|lang=en terms the difference between settlement and waiver

is that settlement is (legal) a resolution of a dispute while waiver is (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.

As nouns the difference between settlement and waiver

is that settlement is the state of being settled 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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settlement

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The state of being settled.
  • A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  • A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
  • (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  • (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
  • (legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  • (legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  • (legal) A resolution of a dispute.
  • Synonyms

    * (A resolution of a dispute) arrangement

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * settlement agreement

    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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