waive :

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  • v  do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  • v  lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

  • Government, to mop up tax, said that it is ready to waive the requirement of producing documents along with the earnings details.
  • The detractors are claiming that if the President can waive the ban under certain clauses of national security, then it is doing a disservice to the cause.
  • Some reputed institutions are planning to waive tuition fees for second-year students who undertake to spend three years in government or not for profit organisations.
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  • Condoleezza Rice in BBC News
    It is frankly a rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterparts - the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader, Nelson Mandela,Ms Rice told lawmakers in Washington.
  • John McCain in CQPolitics.com
    While I applaud the president's action to implement new, more stringent ethical rules, I had hoped he would not find it necessary to waive them so soon,McCain said.
  • Brad Childress in International Herald Tribune
    We decided to waive Erasmus and we wish the best for him in the future,coach Brad Childress said in a statement issued by the team.

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