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Definition of Waive

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refrain from enforcing something; give up (a right, honor, legal claim, etc.)
Waive Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
  
(v. t.)
To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
  
(v. t.)
To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
  
(v. t.)
To desert; to abandon.
  
(v. t.)
A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.
  
(v. t.)
A waif; a castaway.
  
(v. i.)
To turn aside; to recede.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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waive
\waive\ (?), n. [see waive, v. t. ]
1. a waif; a castaway. [obs.]
2. (o. eng. law) a woman put out of the protection of the law. see waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the note.
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.] 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. 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.
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.
waive
\waive\, v. i. to turn aside; to recede. [obs.] to waive from the word of solomon.
waive
v
1. do without; "we are dispensing with formalities" [syn: relinquish, forgo, foreswear, dispense with]


2. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, forgo]
[ant: claim]


for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas"
(synonym) relinquish, forgo, foreswear, dispense with
(derivation) release, waiver, discharge
2. lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime
(synonym) forfeit, give up, throw overboard, forgo
(hypernym) abandon
(hyponym) lapse
(derivation) release, waiver, discharge
Waive Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A waiver is the voluntary or surrender of some known right or privilege.

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Waive Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
WAIVE - A term applied to a woman as outlaw is applied to a man. A man is an outlaw, a woman is a waive.

To abandon or forsake a right.

To waive signifies also to abandon without right; as "if the felon waives, that is, leaves any goods in his flight from those who either pursue him, or are apprehended by him so to do, he forfeits them, whether they be his own goods, or goods stolen by him."

WAIVER - The relinquishment or refusal to accept of a right.

In practice it is required of every one to take advantage of his rights at a proper time and, neglecting to do so, will be considered as a waiver. If, for example, a defendant who has been misnamed in the writ and declaration, pleads over, he cannot afterwards take advantage of the error by pleading in abatement, for his plea amounts to a waiver.

In seeking for a remedy the party injured may, in some instances, waive a part of his right, and sue for another; for example, when the defendant has committed a trespass on the property of the plaintiff, by taking it away, and afterwards he sells it, the injured party may waive the trespass, and bring an action of assumpsit for the recovery of the money thus received by the defendant.

In contracts, if, after knowledge of a supposed fraud, surprise or mistake, a party performs the agreement in part, he will be considered as having waived the objection.

It is a rule of the civil law, consonant with reason, that any one may renounce or waive that which has been established in his favor.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Waive Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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