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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Waive \Waive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waived; p. pr. & vb. n.
Waiving.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF.
weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa
to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf.
Vibrate, Waif.] [Written also wave.]
1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or
claim; to refuse; to forego.
He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. --Chaucer.
We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions,
absolutely yielding to the direction of others.
2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
(a) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right
which one may enforce if he chooses.
(b) (O. Eng. Law) To desert; to abandon. --Burrill.
Note: The term was applied to a woman, in the same sense as
outlaw to a man. A woman could not be outlawed, in the
proper sense of the word, because, according to
Bracton, she was never in law, that is, in a
frankpledge or decennary; but she might be waived, and
held as abandoned. --Burrill.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "waived":
abandoned, abjured, ceded, dispensed with, disposed of, extra,
forgone, forsworn, fresh, held back, held in reserve, held out,
in abeyance, in hand, mint, new, original, pristine, put aside,
put by, recanted, released, relinquished, renounced, reserve,
retracted, sacrificed, saved, spare, stored, surrendered,
suspended, to spare, unapplied, unbeaten, unconsumed, unemployed,
unexercised, unexpended, unhandled, unspent, untapped, untouched,
untrodden, unused, unutilized, yielded
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