given a waiver

NewAmerica

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Does "given a waiver" mean "given a right with which the official examination process can be avoided"?



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The U.S. Supreme Court Stymies Science

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She told me she might have to “escape” back to the U.S. before the ban was reinstated or she could be stranded in Canada.

Huddled around a workspace outside the conference rooms, we looked online to learn more. It appeared people with “bona fide” American connections would be given a waiver and allowed entry to the U.S.


-Scientific American

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  • owlman5

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    English-US
    Yes, that is essentially what "given a waiver" means in this context. People with clearly legitimate American connections would not have to deal with whatever conditions and procedures were necessary for other people who didn't have those connections.
     
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