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waive
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Moby Dick
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  • Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that the whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me.
  • But while they freely waive a ceremonial like this, they do by no means renounce their claim to more solid tribute.

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as in: waive the right Define
not enforce something to which one would otherwise be entitled
as in: waive the player Define
the release of a player from a sports team's roster while maintaining the payment contract (which may be offset or replaced by a contract with another team)
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