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relinquish

Definition of relinquish

Etymology

    From Middle English relinquisshen, from the inflected stem of Middle French relinquir, from Latin relinquere, itself < re- + linquere ("to leave")

Verb

to relinquish (third-person singular simple present relinquishes, present participle relinquishing, simple past and past participle relinquished)

(transitive)

  1. To give up, abandon or retire from something.
  2. To let go (free, away), physically (release)
  3. To metaphorically surrender, yield control or possession.
  4. To accept to give up, withdraw etc.

    The delegations saved the negociations by relinquishing their incompatible claims to sole jurisdiction

Derived terms

  • relinquishment

Related terms

  • derelic
  • relic
  • relict
  • reliquiae

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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