to not demand something that is your right The defendant waived his right to an attorney and a jury trial.
- Do not confuse waive with the similarly spelled wave, which means to swing back and forth, or signal with your hand: The queen waved at the crowd.
- The shareholder decided to waive its rights under the agreement to prevent a sale.
- Because it was a small matter, the law firm waived its fee on this occasion.
- The European Parliament may waive the immunity (=special right such as freedom from legal action) of one of its members.
- The company waived the requirement to have an annual general meeting (=required yearly meeting of shareholders).
- You hereby submit to, and waive any objections to, the jurisdiction (=authority to decide case) of this court.
- We hereby agree to waive all claims (=legal actions) against the buyer.