Relinquish

Definition of Relinquish

Re`lin´quish   Pronunciation: ~kw?sh
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Relinquished (-kw?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Relinquishing.]
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.
2.To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to relinquish a debt.

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