Adjective "waived" definition and examples

(Waived may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim)
  1. 'Secondly, I find the respondent was fully aware and fully understood that she was waiving any claim for property and support.'
  2. 'When consumers waive subrogation rights, insurance companies may refuse to pay for that particular incident.'
  3. 'My lawyer friends unanimously tell me that nothing you sign can waive the rights of another person.'
  4. 'National Grid was urged today to ‘do the decent thing’ and waive its claim for massive costs from widow Rosalind Craven.'
  5. 'Tracey, 32, who has waived her automatic right to anonymity, said it was only now that she felt strong enough to speak out about her ordeal.'
  6. 'Royal Mail managers are being asked to sign documents which waive that right.'
  7. 'He waived his rights and entered a plea of no contest.'
  8. 'Therefore, he waives his rights when he answers the question without invoking the Fifth Amendment.'
  9. 'By law, reservists receive 12 months downtime between overseas deployments unless they waive that right.'
  10. 'The question is, did this man voluntarily waive his rights and give that kind of a statement?'
  11. 'her tuition fees would be waived'
  12. 'Both venues waived their fees for the fund-raising shows.'
  13. 'These exemptions were designed to be applied in cases where there is a compassionate need to waive the rules.'
  14. 'Williams declined the president's invitation to speak on November 4, and instead addressed students in October, waiving her fee.'
  15. 'Some airlines will also waive fees if a servicemember can present a copy of military orders or a letter from a commander.'
  16. 'Cantor ended uncertainty by saying it will pay performance bonuses at the end of the year to the families of victims, waiving a rule that employees must work to the end of the period.'
  17. 'The president already has the power to waive environmental rules for national security.'
  18. 'Whether you overslept or had a flat tire, airlines often will waive such fees for passengers who unintentionally miss flights.'
  19. 'This fee is usually waived for credit card transactions within the eurozone.'
  20. 'The Oval Room has introduced a BYO Wine Night on Saturday, waiving the corkage fee.'
  21. 'Without those provisions, the referee cannot waive any rule or determine that compliance is not required.'

More definitions

1. to refrain from claiming or insisting on; give up; forgo: to waive one's right; to waive one's rank; to waive honors.

2. Law. to relinquish (a known right, interest, etc.) intentionally.

3. to put aside for the time; defer; postpone; dispense with: to waive formalities.

4. to put aside or dismiss from consideration or discussion: waiving my attempts to explain.

More examples(as adjective)

"fees can be waived."

"implementations can be waived."

"immunities can be waived."

"sentences can be waived."

"requirements can be waived."

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(waive)Middle English (originally as a legal term relating to removal of the protection of the law): from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French gaiver ‘allow to become a waif, abandon’.