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[weyv] /weɪv/
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
1250-1300; Middle English weyven < Anglo-French weyver to make a waif (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)
Related forms
unwaived, adjective
Can be confused
waive, wave (see synonym study at wave)
wave, waive.
Synonyms
1. resign, renounce, surrender, remit.
Antonyms
1. demand.
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British Dictionary definitions for waives

waive

/weɪv/
verb (transitive)
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
Word Origin
C13: from Old Northern French weyver, from waif abandoned; see waif
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Word Origin and History for waives
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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