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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 waive /ˈwev/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waive, v. i. To turn aside; to recede.  [Obs.]
    To waive from the word of Solomon.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Waive n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
         [ant: claim]