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Andy Winneries
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 4:04:44 AM

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How is disclaimer different from waiver if at all. Aren't they both statements for surrender/denial of responsibility. If so why isn't waiver in the thesaurus section under disclaimer, and vice versa (in TFD).
papo_308
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 8:15:29 AM
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To my understanding, they are similar, but in a way, opposite.
A waiver, according to TFD, is "Intentional relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege."

If a buyer buys a product in an eshop, e.g.,
then
The shop can have a disclaimer in their conditions: We are not responsible for any damage caused by
the improper use of the product.

The buyer could relinquish his rights by writing: I won't claim any repair or replacement of the product if it goes out of order after one year of operation (even though he normally has right to do so within two years after the purchase). This would be a waiver.
Irma Crespo
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WAIVER.- Means relinquishment, dispensation, renunciation, surrender, quitclaim, give up, yield, resign, forgo to certain rights that are lawfully inherent to this contion on any contractual matter. DISCLAIMER, on the other hand is a refusal, rejection; nonconsent, nonacceptance, noncompliance; declination, declension, declinature; denial, disclamation, disallowance; negation, abnegation; unwillingness; withholding any legal claims that the other party concerned might be able to use against the other in a contract.
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