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WAIVE, v Definition & Legal Meaning

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To abandon or throw away; Ras when a thief, in his flight, throws aside the stolen goods, in order to facilitate his escape, he is technically said to waive them. In modern law, to renounce, repudiate, or surrender a claim, a privilege, a right, or the opportunity to take advantage of some defect, C irregularity, or wrong. A person is said to waive a benefit when he renounces or disclaims it, and he is said to waive a tort or Injury when he abandons the remedy which the law gives him for it j Sweet.

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