verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.
Origin of waive
Examples from the Web for waived
The Israeli press reported Tuesday that Pollard waived a parole hearing this week.
Shahzad waived his rights and over two weeks spilled his guts to investigators.
When Ortega, now 24, was finally located and taken into police custody on March 26 of this year, he waived his Miranda rights.Central American Gang MS-13 Cuts Swath of Murder and Mayhem Across Long Island|Matthew DeLuca|June 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Connecticut has not actually executed anyone since Michael Ross, who waived his appeals, was put to death almost seven years ago.Conn. Ends Death Penalty, But Not For 11 Men On Death Row|David R. Dow|April 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He was claimed by the Houston Rockets and then waived as well.Jeremy Lin Already a Legend? Reality-Checking the Hype|Buzz Bissinger|February 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This was so embarrassing to many coy couples that they just waived formal proceedings and set up housekeeping.
Mr. Blemish waived the question as one of detail, which it was evidently beneath him to enter upon.Grif|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Then he asked her to take it, and showed her a receipt to be signed, in which she waived everything, and she refused to sign it.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
She was capable of better things, but she waived them all, as strong women do and have done since the world began.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
When you asked me to be your wife—long ago—I told you there were certain conditions I could never fulfil—and you waived them.The Wild Olive|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for waived
Word Origin for waive
Word Origin and History for waived
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.