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 for waiver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waiver \Waiv"er\, n. (Law)
     The act of waiving, or not insisting on, some right, claim,
     or privilege.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a formal written statement of relinquishment [syn:
           release, waiver, discharge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "waiver":
     OK, abandonment, abdication, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement,
     abolishment, abolition, abrogation, admission, allowance,
     annulment, cancel, canceling, cancellation, cassation, cessation,
     cession, charter, circumscription, cold storage, concession,
     consent, countermand, counterorder, deed of release, defeasance,
     desistance, discontinuance, dispensation, dropping out, exception,
     exemption, extenuating circumstances, forbearance, forswearing,
     grain of salt, grant, handing over, hedge, hedging, invalidation,
     leave, liberty, license, limitation, mental reservation,
     modification, nonexercise, nullification, okay, patent, permission,
     permission to enter, qualification, quitclaim, recall, recantation,
     release, relinquishment, renege, renouncement, renunciation,
     repeal, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, reservation,
     resignation, restriction, retraction, reversal, revocation, revoke,
     revokement, salvo, setting aside, special case, special permission,
     special treatment, specialness, specification, surrender,
     suspension, ticket, ticket of admission, vacation, vacatur,
     voidance, voiding, vouchsafement, waiving, withdrawal, withdrawing,
     write-off, yielding

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  WAIVER., The relinquishment or refusal to accept of a right. 
       2. In practice it is required of every one to take advantage of his 
  rights at a proper time and, neglecting to do so, will be considered as a 
  waiver. If, for example, a defendant who has been misnamed in the writ and 
  declaration, pleads over, he cannot afterwards take advantage of the error 
  by pleading in abatement, for his plea amounts to a waiver. 
       3. In seeking for a remedy the party injured may, in some instances, 
  waive a part of his right, and sue for another; for example, when the 
  defendant has committed a trespass on the property of the plaintiff, by 
  taking it away, and afterwards he sells it, the injured party may waive the 
  trespass, and bring an action of assumpsit for the recovery of the money 
  thus received by the defendant. 1 Chit. Pl. 90. 
       4. In contracts, if, after knowledge of a supposed fraud, surprise or 
  mistake, a party performs the agreement in part, he will be considered as 
  having waived the objection. 1 Bro. Parl. Cas. 289. 
       5. It is a rule of the civil law, consonant with reason, that any one 
  may renounce or waive that which has been established in his favor: Regula 
  est juris antique omnes licentiam habere his quae pro se introducta sunt, 
  renunciare. Code 2, 3, 29. As to what will amount to a waiver of a 
  forfeiture, see 1 Conn. R. 79; 7 Conn. R. 45; 1 Jo Cas. 125; 8 Pick. 292; 2 
  N. H, Rep. 120 163; 14 Wend. 419; 1 Ham. R. 21. Vide Verdict. 

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