WAIVE

forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego

(verb) lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; “you’ve forfeited your right to name your successor”; “forfeited property”

waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with

(verb) do without or cease to hold or adhere to; “We are dispensing with formalities”; “relinquish the old ideas”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Verb

waive (third-person singular simple present waives, present participle waiving, simple past and past participle waived)

(transitive, legal) To relinquish (a right etc.); to give up claim to; to forego.

(particularly) To relinquish claim on a payment or fee which would otherwise be due.

(now rare) To put aside, avoid.

(obsolete) To outlaw (someone).

(obsolete) To abandon, give up (someone or something).

Etymology 2

Verb

waive (third-person singular simple present waives, present participle waiving, simple past and past participle waived)

(obsolete) To move from side to side; to sway.

(intransitive, obsolete) To stray, wander.

Etymology 3

Noun

waive (plural waives)

(obsolete, legal) A woman put out of the protection of the law; an outlawed woman.

(obsolete) A waif; a castaway.

Anagrams

• aview

Source: Wiktionary


Waive, n. Etym: [See Waive, v. t. ]

1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] Donne.

2. (O. Eng. Law)

Definition: A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note.

Waive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waived; p. pr. & vb. n. Waiving.] Etym: [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. Barrow.

2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.

3. (Law) (a) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses. (b) (O. Eng. Law)

Definition: 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.

Waive, v. i.

Definition: To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.] To waive from the word of Solomon. Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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3 February 2023

KEEP

(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”


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