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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit. [1913 Webster]

We ought to relinquish such rites. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

They placed Irish tenants upon the lands relinquished by the English. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster]

2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert; renounce; forb?ar; forego. See {Resign}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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