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  • noun The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another.

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  • noun The transference of authority, control, power or knowledge from one agency to another

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  • noun act of relinquishing property or authority etc
  • verb to surrender someone or something to another


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  • "On Monday night Anwar, a former deputy prime minister, told thousands of supporters at a rally outside Kuala Lumpur that he was seeking a meeting with Abdullah with the list of names of defecting MPs.

    He said he wanted to discuss a smooth handover, and called for an assurance that the government would not deploy police and military onto the streets to remain in power."

    - 'Malaysian PM calls opposition bluff',, 16 Sep 2008.

    September 16, 2008