Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of relinquish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.

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Examples

  • And then the relinquishing is not so painful, is it?

    The Honeymoon’s Over

  • This was done with a view to reporting whether the conditions had been complied with upon which the foreign powers would be justified in relinquishing their extraterritorial rights.

    China and the Foreign Powers

  • Her equity acknowledged that Clermont had every right of choice: but while her candour induced her to even applaud his disinterestedness in relinquishing the Cleves estate, her capacity pointed out how terrible must be the personal defects, that so speedily, without one word of conversation, one trial of any sort how their tastes, tempers, or characters might accord, stimulated him to so decisive a rejection.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • Parents need to begin relinquishing control on day two of their children’s lives.

    Let’s Talk About It–Again! « Awful Library Books

  • As late as 1949, more than 80 percent of China’s dioceses remained under the control of European bishops who had little interest in relinquishing their sees to the Chinese.

    Keeping Faith

  • As late as 1949, more than 80 percent of China’s dioceses remained under the control of European bishops who had little interest in relinquishing their sees to the Chinese.

    Keeping Faith

  • Store managers may not have been thrilled with the idea of relinquishing stockpiles during the boom years, but the contraction no doubt nudged them in a direction that will ultimately make them a more stable employer.

    Edward Muzio: The Upside of the Economy's Downturn

  • Store managers may not have been thrilled with the idea of relinquishing stockpiles during the boom years, but the contraction no doubt nudged them in a direction that will ultimately make them a more stable employer.

    Edward Muzio: The Upside of the Economy's Downturn

  • Store managers may not have been thrilled with the idea of relinquishing stockpiles during the boom years, but the contraction no doubt nudged them in a direction that will ultimately make them a more stable employer.

    Edward Muzio: The Upside of the Economy's Downturn

  • Store managers may not have been thrilled with the idea of relinquishing stockpiles during the boom years, but the contraction no doubt nudged them in a direction that will ultimately make them a more stable employer.

    Edward Muzio: The Upside of the Economy's Downturn

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