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.
adj 1: that has been withdrawn or retreated from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]