waive

[weyv]
verb (used with object), waived, waiving.
1.
to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one's right; to waive one's rank; to waive honors.
2.
Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
3.
to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with: to waive formalities.
4.
to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.

Origin:
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)
 
vb
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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waive
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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Example sentences
No ancient right or custom would they waive.
Very few universities here will waive tuition for grad students.
The state waives tuition, but not fees, for all veterans.
Defendant shall waive all nondisclosure and noncompete agreements
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