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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Relinquish  \Re*lin"quish\  (-kw?sh),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Relinquished}  (-kw?sht);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Relinquishing}.] 
  [OF.  relinquir  L.  relinquere  to  leave  behind;  pref.  re-  re  + 
  linquere  to  leave  See  {Loan},  and  cf  {Relic},  {Relict}.] 
  1.  To  withdraw  from  to  leave  behind;  to  desist  from  to 
  abandon;  to  quit  as  to  relinquish  a  pursuit. 
  We  ought  to  relinquish  such  rites.  --Hooker. 
  They  placed  Irish  tenants  upon  the  lands 
  relinquished  by  the  English.  --Sir  J. 
  2.  To  give  up  to  renounce  a  claim  to  resign;  as  to 
  relinquish  a  debt. 
  Syn:  To  resign;  leave  quit  forsake;  abandon;  desert; 
  renounce;  forb?ar;  forego.  See  {Resign}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  part  with  [syn:  {release},  {free},  {give  up}] 
  2:  relinquish  to  the  power  of  another;  yield  to  the  control  of 
  another  [syn:  {surrender}] 
  3:  do  without  "We  are  dispensing  with  formalities"  [syn:  {waive}, 
  {forgo},  {foreswear},  {dispense  with}] 
  4:  turn  away  from  give  up  "I  am  foreswearing  women  forever" 
  [syn:  {foreswear},  {renounce},  {quit}] 

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