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- n. The act of relinquishing something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of relinquishing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of relinquishing, leaving, or quitting; a forsaking: the renouncing of a claim.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
- n. a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
Joy advocates a policy of "relinquishment" -- a self-denying ordinance by which nations, commercial organizations and scientists would agree that certain technological advances were simply too dangerous to be worth pursuing.
In the mail I received a signed relinquishment for the land from the young man, withdrew the contest and sold the relinquishment, which is the filer's claim to the land, for $450.
A wary Hamilton thought he'd better break off the affair, but Maria's "appearances of violent attachment, and of agonizing distress at the idea of relinquishment" played on his "sensibility, perhaps my vanity," so he planned "a gradual discontinuance ... as least calculated to give pain, in case a real partiality existed" - meaning he couldn't keep away from her.
Similarly, Martin Narey's call for a return to 1970s figures for baby adoptions suggests lack of awareness of the difference between contemporary adoption from care and historic "relinquishment" of illegitimate children.
She goes on to describe devotion and faith as the relinquishment of expectation.
If in the end you feel you have no choice but relinquishment, I hope you'll work with a local rescue organization to find a new forever home for your pet.
That outburst---and her "nanny nanny boo boo, Barb's an alcoholic" tattle-taling after the disastrous school board meeting where she is exposed as a bottom-threatener---keep Nicki from being Wife of the Week, but her furious, flailing relinquishment of power stokes the drama in scene after scene.
A poetical revolution has taken place there, my whole concern is got into new hands from the death of Mr Hood, and the relinquishment of the trade of the other partner.
I have to wonder what the difference is in these terms, especially when I consider the circumstances of my own birth and subsequent relinquishment.
I have to wonder, what is the difference in these terms, especially when I consider the circumstances of my own birth and subsequent relinquishment.