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Waivers

Definition:

 Okay, who's waiving at whom? A waiver is an exemption - like you get a waiver of back fines in parking tickets if you just pay up now.

Example

If you agree to not sue me over this patent issue, I waive my right to sue you; if I buy this house "as is," I realize that I waive my right to rescind my purchase if I do in fact find ghosts in it; if I hire you as my fund manager, I waive my right to sue you based on bad performance. 

I can, however, fire you. And write mean things about you on the bathroom walls (as long as they are true—like that bad performance thing).

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