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relinquishment

[ ri-ling-kwish ]SEE DEFINITION OF relinquishment

Synonyms for relinquishment

  • abandonment
  • abjuration
  • abnegation
  • abstention
  • cancellation
  • denial
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • forswearing
  • quitclaim
  • rebuff
  • remission
  • renouncement
  • renunciation
  • repeal
  • repudiation
  • resignation
  • sacrifice
  • self-abnegation
  • self-denial
  • self-sacrifice
  • surrender
  • veto
  • waiver
  • yielding
  • demission
  • eschewal
  • eschewing
  • forbearing
  • giving up
  • spurning
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Antonyms for relinquishment

  • agreement
  • allowance
  • approval
  • claim
  • permission
  • ratification
  • sanction
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RELINQUISHMENT

In return for the relinquishment Cullison had been released.

When he permits a driver to pass, there is a touch of the contemptuous in that relinquishment.

I understand that he purchased what is called a relinquishment.

He could not only sell me a relinquishment, but could also take my filing.

With the relinquishment of responsibility, she appeared to grow almost cheerful.

Is such the gain to accrue for the relinquishment of our souls?

Nor did I ever hold that such a relinquishment is anything but Christian opportunity.

Will you sign a relinquishment to your claim, and trust to me that it is the best for us to do?

I cannot understand the relinquishment of this plan after nine years' persistence in it.

La Peyrade departed, carrying with him the deed of relinquishment.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "desert, abandon;" late 15c., "give up, desist," from Old French relinquiss-, present participle stem of relinquir (12c.), from Latin relinquere "leave behind, forsake, abandon, give up," from re- "back" (see re-) + linquere "to leave," from PIE *linkw-, from root *leikw- "to leave behind" (cf. Sanskrit reknas "inheritance, wealth," rinakti "leaves;" Greek leipein "to leave;" Gothic leihvan, Old English lænan "to lend;" Old High German lihan "to borrow;" Old Norse lan "loan"). Related: Relinquished; relinquishing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RELINQUISHMENT

abandonment

nounabdication
  • quitclaim
  • relinquishment
  • renunciation
  • resignation
  • surrender
  • waiver

desertion

nounabandonment
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