waivery.Hist. The act of putting a woman outside the protection of the law. • At common law, a woman could not be “outlawed” because she was not considered “in law” — that is, she could not undertake legal proceedings on her own. By Bracton’s day, the effect of outlawing a woman was achieved by “waiving” her — the act being called waivery.
[Blacks Law 8th]