WAIVES

Noun

waives

plural of waive

Verb

waives

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of waive

Anagrams

• aviews, wavies

Source: Wiktionary


WAIVE

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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