handover

[hand-oh-ver]
noun
the act of relinquishing property, authority, etc.: a handover of occupied territory.
Also, hand-over.


Origin:
noun use of verb phrase hand over

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Example sentences
Was even written on the piece of paper acknowledging the handover of some land
  the family owned back then.
Calls for a complete handover are continuing unabated.
But a handover of power-whenever that happens-may not be smooth.
He was not due to take over until next year, but the handover was accelerated
  in the midst of the crisis.
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