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Definition of waive:

  1. A waif; a castaway.
  2. A woman put out of the protection of the law. See Waive, v. t., 3 ( b), and the Note.
  3. To desert; to abandon.
  4. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.
  5. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.
  6. To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses.
  7. To turn aside; to recede.


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