Definition of relinquish
From Middle English relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of Middle French relinquir, from Latin relinquere, itself < re- + linquere ("to leave")
to relinquish (third-person singular simple present relinquishes, present participle relinquishing, simple past and past participle relinquished)
- To give up, abandon or retire from something.
- To let go (free, away), physically (release)
- To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.
- To accept to give up, withdraw etc.
The delegations saved the negociations by relinquishing their incompatible claims to sole jurisdiction
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