- A discrepancy or conflict found between two written papers or stated positions within a legal context
- A special permission granted that allows an action to be carried out despite it defying regular limitations or restrictions
- The court issued a variance allowing the construction company to build beyond the established height restrictions.
- They discovered a variance between the original contract and the revised version, which needed immediate resolution.
- The homeowner was granted a variance to extend their property boundary line into what was typically restricted public land.