Definitions for: Waive

[v] lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
[v] do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"

Webster (1913) Definition: Waive, n. [See Waive, v. t. ]
1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] --Donne.

2. (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the
law. See Waive, v. t., 3
(b), and the Note.

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.]
1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or
claim; to refuse; to forego.

He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. --Chaucer.

We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions,
absolutely yielding to the direction of others.

2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.

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.

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.

Waive, v. i.
To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.]

To waive from the word of Solomon. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: dispense with, foreswear, forfeit, forgo, forgo, give up, relinquish, throw overboard

Antonyms: arrogate, claim, lay claim

See Also: abandon, lapse

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