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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·lin·quish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relinquished 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.
    They placed Irish tenants upon the lands relinquished by the English.   --Sir J. Davies.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: that has been withdrawn or retreated from
      2: given up often unwillingly; "a relinquishment is a piece of
         relinquished or abandoned land" [syn: surrendered]