waive
waive /'wāv/ vt waived, waiv·ing [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 chargeNational Law Journal compare forfeit, reserve
2: to refrain from enforcing or requiring
some statutes waive the age requirement — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
waiv·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

waive
I verb cast off, cease, de re decedere, desist from, disclaim, dismiss, disown, dispense with, forgo, give up, give up claim to, not retain, not use, put aside, refrain from, refuse, reject, relinquish, rem concedere, renounce, repudiate, sacrifice, set aside, surrender, yield associated concepts: election of remedy, waive a jury trial, waive jurisdictional requirements, waive objections, waive rights, waive rights to payment under a contract II index abrogate (rescind), discontinue (abandon), discontinue (break continuity), forbear, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave (allow to remain), refrain, reject, relinquish, remit (release from penalty), renounce, surrender (give back), yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


waive
v.
To voluntarily give up a legal right or claim.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


waive
To voluntarily give up a right, including not enforcing a term of a contract (such as insisting on payment on an exact date), or knowingly giving up a legal right (such as a speedy trial). (See also: waiver)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


waive
v.
1 To voluntarily give up, abandon, or surrender a right, privilege or claim. Usually, a right may only be waived if the person so doing has full knowledge of what the consequences might be.
2 To abstain from insisting on a formality, such as an extradition hearing prior to extradition.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


waive
To intentionally or voluntarily relinquish a known right or engage in conduct warranting an inference that a right has been surrendered.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


waive
To intentionally or voluntarily relinquish a known right or engage in conduct warranting an inference that a right has been surrendered.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

waive
v.
   to voluntarily give up something, including not enforcing a term of a contract (such as insisting on payment on an exact date), or knowingly giving up a legal right such as a speedy trial, a jury trial or a hearing on extradition (the transfer to another state's jurisdiction of one accused of a crime in the other state).
   See also: waiver

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • waive — [weɪv] verb [transitive] LAW to state officially that a right, rule etc can be ignored in a particular case: • The government has waived restrictions on dealing in foreign currencies. • American Express offered to waive fees for additional cards… …   Financial and business terms

  • Waive — Waive, n. [See {Waive}, v. t. ] 1. A waif; a castaway. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) A woman put out of the protection of the law. See {Waive}, v. t., 3 (b), and the Note. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waive — means ‘to give up (a right or claim) voluntarily’, as in waiving an immunity or waiving formalities. It is not formally confused with the more familiar verb wave except in phrasal verbs such as waive aside and waive away (= to put aside as if… …   Modern English usage

  • Waive — Waive, v. i. To turn aside; to recede. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To waive from the word of Solomon. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waive — (v.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. weyver to abandon, waive, O.Fr. weyver, guever to abandon, give back, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to O.N. veifa to swing about, from P.Gmc. *waibijanan (see WAIF (Cf. waif)). In Middle English legal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • waive — [weıv] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: weyver, from waif; WAIF] to state officially that a right, rule etc can be ignored ▪ She waived her right to a lawyer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waive — [ weıv ] verb transitive to choose to officially ignore a rule, right, or claim: The defendant has waived his right to a jury trial. Museum entrance fees have been waived (=not charged) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • waive — cede, yield, resign, abandon, surrender, *relinquish, leave Analogous words: *forgo, forbear, sacrifice: concede, *grant, allow Contrasted words: *demand, claim, require, exact: assert, *maintain, defend …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • waive — [v] give up; let go abandon, allow, cede, defer, delay, disclaim, disown, dispense with, forgo, grant, hand over, hold off, hold up, leave, neglect, postpone, prorogue, put off, refrain from, reject, relinquish, remit, remove, renege, renounce,… …   New thesaurus

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