verb (used with object), waived, waiv·ing.
Origin of waive
Examples from the Web for waiving
By waiving his right to a hearing on Tuesday, the ex-coach spared his alleged victims the pain of testifying.Sandusky Should Plead Guilty If He Wants a Shot at Redemption|Michael Daly|December 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The irrelevancy of this detail gives Lætitia an excuse for waiving the cab-question, on which her position is untenable.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
A brief controversy thus arose, in which I supported my opinion, waiving the question as to my being "at heart a Socialist."Annie Besant|Annie Besant
They know when the laugh is against them, and, waiving the appeal to force or to law, they grumble but retire.
Waiving it with the lazy amiability of Southern indifference, she welcomed him by the familiarity of a Christian name.On the Frontier|Bret Harte
Waiving the injurious effects of overwork upon the body, the consequences of it for the mind seem to me positively dreadful.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
British Dictionary definitions for waiving
Word Origin for waive
Word Origin and History for waiving
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.