relinquishment love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of relinquishing, leaving, or quitting; a forsaking: the renouncing of a claim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of relinquishing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of relinquishing something.

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.

Etymologies

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relinquish +‎ -ment

Examples

  • Joy advocates a policy of "relinquishment" -- a self-denying ordinance by which nations, commercial organizations and scientists would agree that certain technological advances were simply too dangerous to be worth pursuing.

    After Sheep And Pigs, Goo

  • In the mail I received a signed relinquishment for the land from the young man, withdrew the contest and sold the relinquishment, which is the filer's claim to the land, for $450.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

  • A wary Hamilton thought he'd better break off the affair, but Maria's "appearances of violent attachment, and of agonizing distress at the idea of relinquishment" played on his "sensibility, perhaps my vanity," so he planned "a gradual discontinuance ... as least calculated to give pain, in case a real partiality existed" - meaning he couldn't keep away from her.

    City Journal

  • Similarly, Martin Narey's call for a return to 1970s figures for baby adoptions suggests lack of awareness of the difference between contemporary adoption from care and historic "relinquishment" of illegitimate children.

    Letters: Adopting a child-centred approach

  • That outburst---and her "nanny nanny boo boo, Barb's an alcoholic" tattle-taling after the disastrous school board meeting where she is exposed as a bottom-threatener---keep Nicki from being Wife of the Week, but her furious, flailing relinquishment of power stokes the drama in scene after scene.

    Mark Blankenship: Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 1

  • That outburst---and her "nanny nanny boo boo, Barb's an alcoholic" tattle-taling after the disastrous school board meeting where she is exposed as a bottom-threatener---keep Nicki from being Wife of the Week, but her furious, flailing relinquishment of power stokes the drama in scene after scene.

    Mark Blankenship: Big Love Wife Watch!: Season 5, Ep. 1

  • She goes on to describe devotion and faith as the relinquishment of expectation.

    Ester Amy Fischer: My Year of Eating, Praying, Loving: Healing Journey or Hocus Pocus?

  • A poetical revolution has taken place there, my whole concern is got into new hands from the death of Mr Hood, and the relinquishment of the trade of the other partner.

    Letter 276

  • She goes on to describe devotion and faith as the relinquishment of expectation.

    Ester Amy Fischer: My Year of Eating, Praying, Loving: Healing Journey or Hocus Pocus?

  • If in the end you feel you have no choice but relinquishment, I hope you'll work with a local rescue organization to find a new forever home for your pet.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Would You Choose Your Pet Over Your Partner?

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