verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.
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Word Origin for waive
c.1300, from Anglo-French weyver "to abandon, waive," Old French weyver, guever "to abandon, give back," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse veifa "to swing about," from Proto-Germanic *waibijanan (see waif). In Middle English legal language, used of rights, goods, or women. Related: Waived; waiving.