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Definition of WAIVE

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Waive \Waive\, v. i.
     To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.]
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           To waive from the word of Solomon.       --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Waive \Waive\, n. [See {Waive}, v. t. ]
     1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] --Donne.
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     2. (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See {Waive}, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Waive \Waive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Waived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waiving}.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF. weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf. {Vibrate}, {Waif}.] [Written also {wave}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego. [1913 Webster]

              He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all.  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

              We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others.
                                                    --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

     2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Law)
        (a) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses. (b) (O. Eng. Law) To desert; to abandon. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The term was applied to a woman, in the same sense as outlaw to a man. A woman could not be outlawed, in the proper sense of the word, because, according to Bracton, she was never in law, that is, in a frankpledge or decennary; but she might be waived, and held as abandoned. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

177 Moby Thesaurus words for "waive":
     abandon, abdicate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, abstain, acknowledge defeat, adjourn, admit, admit exceptions, allow, allow for, annul, brush aside, cancel, cease, cede, chuck, chuck out, come off, concede, consider, consider the circumstances, consider the source, contemn, continue, contradict, countermand, counterorder, cry quits, cut out, decline, defer, delay, deny, desist, desist from, despise, disannul, disapprove, discard, disclaim, discontinue, discount, disdain, disgorge, dismiss, disown, dispense with, dispose of, disregard, disuse, do away with, do without, drag out, drop, dump, except, exclude, extend, forbear, forgo, forswear, get along without, get rid of, give away, give over, give up, grant, hand over, hang fire, hang up, have done with, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, ignore, invalidate, keep back, keep in hand, kiss good-bye, lay aside, lay by, lay down, lay over, leave, leave off, let alone, let go, lift temporarily, make a sacrifice, make allowance for, make void, nol-pros, not pursue with, not touch, not use, nullify, override, overrule, part with, pass by, pass up, pigeonhole, postpone, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, provide for, push aside, put aside, put behind one, put off, put on ice, quit, quitclaim, rebuff, recall, recant, recess, refrain, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, relax, relax the condition, relinquish, render up, renege, renounce, repeal, repel, repudiate, repulse, rescind, reserve, resign, retract, reverse, revoke, sacrifice, save, scout, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, shove away, sleep on, spare, spurn, stand over, stave off, stay, stop, stretch out, surrender, suspend, swear off, table, take a recess, take account of, take into account, take into consideration, throw away, throw out, throw up, turn away, turn out, turn up, vacate, void, withdraw, write off, yield


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