n. Abandonment of a right or thing.
See also abstention.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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  • relinquishment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Giving up Nouns 1. (of an object) relinquishment, abandonment, expropriation, dereliction; cession, surrender, dispensation; resignation, abdication; abnegation, rejection; riddance. See discontinuance,… …   English dictionary for students

  • relinquishment — relinquish ► VERB ▪ willingly cease to keep or claim; give up. DERIVATIVES relinquishment noun. ORIGIN Latin relinquere, from linquere to leave …   English terms dictionary

  • relinquishment — noun see relinquish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • relinquishment — See relinquisher. * * * …   Universalium

  • relinquishment — noun The act of relinquishing something. Syn: abandonment, cession, renunciation, surrender …   Wiktionary

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  • relinquishment — re lin·quish·ment || rɪ lɪnkwɪʃmÉ™nt n. act of surrendering, act of giving up, renouncement; desertion, abandonment, act of forsaking …   English contemporary dictionary

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