• WordNet 3.6
    • v waive lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime "you've forfeited your right to name your successor","forfeited property"
    • v waive do without or cease to hold or adhere to "We are dispensing with formalities","relinquish the old ideas"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Waive A waif; a castaway.
    • Waive (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive v. t., 3 , and the Note.
    • Waive (Law) To desert; to abandon.
    • Waive 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."
    • Waive To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
    • Waive (Law) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
    • v. i Waive To turn aside; to recede. "To waive from the word of Solomon."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • waive To refuse; forsake; decline; shun.
    • waive To move; remove; push aside.
    • waive To relinquish; forsake; forbear to insist on or claim; defer for the present; forgo: as, to waive a subject; to waive a claim or privilege.
    • waive In law:
    • waive To relinquish intentionally (a known right), or intentionally to do an act inconsistent with claiming (it). See waiver.
    • waive To throw away, as a thief stolen goods in his flight.
    • waive In old English law, to put out of the protection of the law, as a woman.
    • waive To depart; deviate.
    • n waive A waif; a poor homeless wretch; a castaway.
    • n waive In law, a woman put out of the protection of the law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Waive wāv to relinquish for the present: to give up claim to: not to insist on a right or claim
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. guever, to refuse, resign—perh. Ice. veifa, to move to and fro; cf. L. vibrāre.


In literature:

Waiving for the moment all question as to the relative quality of two distinct races, what results are to be expected from crossing?
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
But he had the presence of mind to waive aside Curtis's allegations as unworthy of discussion.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
As soon as this battle is over, I shall waive my rank and meet you.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
I shall not waive my prerogative.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
I waive the question of duality, considering that a dual Executive would be the institution of a King Log.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
The fact that I had been stopping in it gave me no right that I was not happy to waive.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It is in this hope that certain formalities have been waived.
"The Castle Of The Shadows" by Alice Muriel Williamson
Or, waiving this, is it not indisputable that the claim of the State to the allegiance, involves the protection of the subject?
"A Joy For Ever" by John Ruskin
So then it became necessary for us to waive etiquette and challenge Mr. Laird.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Pray tell me; for Tancred has told me nothing, and, when I pressed him, waived the subject, and said we would all of us consult together.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli

In poetry:

Seek not thy honour here;
Waive pleasure and renown;
The world's dread scoff undaunted bear,
And face its deadliest frown.
"The Narrow Way" by Anne Bronte
She never strolls the streets alone,
Whene'er the sun has ceased to roam
And all the stars so brightly shone—
She waives it.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Welty waived his right to a jury trial Monday morning.
Quarterbacks Rhett Bomar and Andre' Woodson waived.
Colorado Avalanche waives young forward Brandon Yip .
A Casper woman who prosecutors say stole money from her previous employer waived her preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Cincinnati also waived receiver Armon Binns on Saturday.
Cincinnati also waived wide receiver Armon Binns on Saturday.
Oakland had to activate Curry, waive him or place him on season-ending injured reserve since the linebacker was at the end of a 21-day evaluation period in his return from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
Older cats will have their adoption fee waived if any family offers to give them a good homes.
From 11 am to 8 pm Friday, the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N Hillside, will waive adoption fees for any black animal.
The Rangers waited Friday for an answer from Michael Young about waiving his no-trade clause, that would end his 12-year stay in Texas, and send him to Philadelphia.
President Obama waived to the crowd at a campaign event on Friday in Fairfax, Va.
The emergency annex was approved with waiving the typical three readings.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Jeremy Lin will probably remain with the Knicks after an independent arbitrator ruled in the NBPA's favor on the Bird rights of waived players, but nothing is guaranteed.
Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Mavericks are planning to waive center Eddy Curry to make roster room for incoming power forward Troy Murphy.
Waive the ethanol standard for Virginia.

In science:

These action status atoms are read (respectively) as α(~t ) is obligatory,permitted,forbidden,done, and the obligation to do α(~t ) is waived.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Waiving the σ -field on B /E we lose the usual definition of a distribution on B /E .
Brownian local minima and other random dense countable sets
It may be interesting to note that even waiving AX IV we can say something.
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1
We can waive (∃N ′′ )(N ≤K N ′′ ≤K F(N ′′ ) ≤K N ′ ∼= M ∗ ) as by the ∼= M ∗ such that F(N ′ ) ≤K N ′ definition of strongly limit there is N ′ ∗ .
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1
We translate it to K and <∗∗ as earlier, see 3.18. 2) What if we waive categoricity in ℵ0 ? The adoption of this was O.K. as we shrink K but not too much.
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1