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waive wāv ( vt ) waived waiving Anglo-French waiver weiver, literally to abandon, forsake, from waif weif forlorn, stray, probably from Old Norse veif something loose or flapping

1 :to relinquish (as a right or privilege) voluntarily and intentionally [the defendant waived a felony hearing on the charge National Law Journal] compare forfeit reserve

2 :to refrain from enforcing or requiring [some statutes ⁓ the age requirement W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.]

waivable ( adj )

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