verb (used with object), waived, waiving.
to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one's right; to waive one's rank; to waive honors.
Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with: to waive formalities.
to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.

1250–1300; Middle English weyven < Anglo-French weyver to make a waif (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)

unwaived, adjective

1. waive, wave (see synonym study at wave) ; 2. wave, waive.

1. resign, renounce, surrender, remit.

1. demand.
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waive (weɪv)
1.  to set aside or relinquish: to waive one's right to something
2.  to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
3.  to defer
[C13: from Old Northern French weyver, from waif abandoned; see waif]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. weyver "to abandon, waive," O.Fr. weyver, guever "to abandon, give back," probably from a Scand. source akin to O.N. veifa "to swing about," from P.Gmc. *waibijanan (see waif). In M.E. legal language, used of rights, goods, or women. Waiver "act of waiving"
is from 1628 (modern usage is often short for waiver clause); baseball waivers is recorded from 1907.
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