verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.
Origin of waive
Examples from the Web for waive
Francis opted to waive the requisite second miracle for John XXIII usually needed for non-martyrs to reach sainthood.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the defendants had been convinced to waive their right to a lawyer.‘Kids for Cash’: Crooked Judge, Damaged Teens, and the Perils of Zero Tolerance|Ronald K. Fried|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now Yanukovych has signaled that he refuses to waive even a bit of his power.
Hastert stopped short of saying Boehner should waive the Hastert Rule.Denny Hastert Disses the ‘Hastert Rule’: It ‘Never Really Existed’|Eleanor Clift|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That vote will surely go along party lines, meaning the committee will decide that she did waive them, but so what?
The seizing of the urea by the kidney cell is a vital phenomenon which we must waive for the moment.The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
He had a right to doubt there, which he was willing to waive.The Whirligig of Time|Wayland Wells Williams
It remains for us, therefore, to waive the salutation in this instance.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
If you would like to sign it, you can; if you want to waive signing it, you can also.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Said another: "The waive note is good for twenty years and when you sign one you must either pay out or die out."A Social History of The American Negro|Benjamin Brawley
British Dictionary definitions for waive
Word Origin for waive
Word Origin and History 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.