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.
1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to
desist from; to abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a
We ought to relinquish such rites.
They placed Irish tenants upon the lands
relinquished by the English. Sir J.
2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign;
as, to relinquish a debt.
Syn. -- To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert;
renounce; forb?ar; forego. See Resign.