Waive, v. i. To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.]
To waive from the word of Solomon. --Chaucer.
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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waived p. pr. & vb. n. Waiving.] [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. --Chaucer.
We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others. --Barrow.
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.
v 1: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing
with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [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]