Definition of waive
2 : to throw away (stolen goods)
3 archaic : to shunt aside (a danger or duty) : evade
4a : to relinquish (something, such as a legal right) voluntarily waive a jury trialb : to refrain from pressing or enforcing (something, such as a claim or rule) : forgo waive the fee
5 : to put off from immediate consideration : postpone
6 [influenced by 1wave] : to dismiss with or as if with a wave of the hand waived the problem aside
7 : to place (a ball player) on waivers; also : to release after placing on waivers
Examples of waive in a Sentence
She waived her right to a lawyer.
The university waives the application fee for low-income students.
Recent Examples of waive from the Web
And for women living in states that waive the requirements, maternity coverage could become that much more expensive.
In September of 2015, the Chiefs waived him and re-signed him to the practice squad.
Still, gauging a player’s possible attractiveness via waivers is always a consideration for teams when deciding who to keep and who to waive.
Prosecutors did not object to Thomas' request and Judge Hardesty waived the case to a grand jury.
Assemblyman Todd Gloria is teaming up with the San Diego Humane Society this weekend for a countywide Father’s Day adoption drive that will waive adoption fees for dozens of pets.
Dundon waived extradition, according to Shawna Dunn, chief deputy of the criminal division at the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office.
Saban lost a defensive back, Maurice Smith, last year to Georgia after the SEC agreed to waive two of its bylaws.
In his ruling, Berman said Zarrab appeared to be fully aware of Giuliani’s and Mukasey’s potential conflicts and clearly waived his concerns.
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Synonym Discussion of waive
WAIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waive for English Language Learners
: to officially say that you will not use or require something that you are allowed to have or that is usually required
WAIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of waive for Students
: to give up claim to
Legal Definition of waive
Origin and Etymology of waive
Anglo-French waiver weiver, literally to abandon, forsake, from waif weif forlorn, stray, probably from Old Norse veif something loose or flapping
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