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  1. (obsolete) A waif; a castaway. - w:John Donne, John Donne
  2. (UK, obsolete, law) A woman put out of the protection of the law.
verb (waives, waiving, waived)
  1. (transitive) To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
  • He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. - w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer
  • We absolutely do renounce or our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others. - w:Barrow, Barrow
    1. (transitive) To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
    2. To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses; to give up a right, privilege or restriction; as with a waiver.
  • If you the right to be silent, anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
    1. (obsolete) To desert; to abandon. - w:Burrill, Burrill
    2. (intransitive) (obsolete) To turn aside; to recede.
  • To from the word of Solomon. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Etymology: From weiven to abandon

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