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

For example, an individual is said to waive the right to bring a tort action when he or she renounces the remedy provided by law for such a wrong.

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v. 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, 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: waiver)

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WAIVE. A term applied to a woman as outlaw is applied to a man. A man is an outlaw, a woman is a waive. T. L., Crabb's Tech. Dict. h.t.

TO WAIVE. To abandon or forsake a right.
     2. To waive signifies also to abandon without right; as "if the felon waives, that is, leaves any goods in his flight from those who either pursue him, or are apprehended by him so to do, he forfeits them, whether they be his own goods, or goods stolen by him." Bac. Ab. Forfeiture, B.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Once the waiving spouse executes the necessary documents, the plan participant or his or her attorney must ensure that they are filed with the plan administrator and that the beneficiary designation is effectively changed.
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He said the SBP also regulates all private banks and there should be proper legislation to stop waiving off loans.
(I want to know about the decision to waive, did you talk to a lawyer for advice on waiving your right to counsel because I saw you talking a while ago.
Selectman Ryan Fattman said he supported waiving the fees, but could not vote unless he had a better idea of how much money the town was passing on.
Waiving attorney-client privilege for documents that the prosecution can use against the individual employees puts these individuals at a significant disadvantage.
The service recently issued various letter rulings waiving the section 408(d)(3) 60-day rollover requirement and providing taxpayers with a fresh 60-day rollover period beginning on the letter ruling's date.
12 (2003), that a noncustodial parent was entitled to a dependency exemption because the custodial parent signed Form 8332, waiving the exemption.
In this case, security personnel who report only on safety matters, or maintenance personnel who deal with providing building services, should not be viewed as "agents" of the landlord for purposes of waiving lease prohibitions of pets.