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waive

[ weyv ]
/ weɪv /
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verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.

to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one's right; to waive one's rank; to waive honors.
Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.
to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with: to waive formalities.
to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.

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Origin of waive

1250–1300; Middle English weyven<Anglo-French weyver to make a waif (of someone) by forsaking or outlawing (him or her)
un·waived, adjective
waive , wave
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British Dictionary definitions for waive

waive
/ (weɪv) /

verb (tr)

to set aside or relinquishto waive one's right to something
to refrain from enforcing (a claim) or applying (a law, penalty, etc)
to defer
C13: from Old Northern French weyver, from waif abandoned; see waif
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