Waive

Definition of Waive

n.1.A waif; a castaway.
2.(O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Waived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waiving.]
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.
- Barrow.
2.To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
3.(Law) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
v. i.1.To turn aside; to recede.
To waive from the word of Solomon.
- Chaucer.

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