(obsolete, law) A woman put out of the protection of the law; an outlawed woman.
Obsolete form of waif.
Other Word Forms of Waive
Origin of Waive
Middle English weiven to abandon from Anglo-Norman weyver from waif ownerless property waif1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English weyven, from Old Norse veifa (“to wave, swing") (Norwegian veiva), from Proto-Germanic *waibijanÄ….
Middle English weyven, from Anglo-Norman weyver (“to abandon, allow to become a waif"), from weyf (“waif").
From Anglo-Norman waive, probably as the past participle of weyver, as Etymology 1, above.
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