unrelinquished

relinquish

[ri-ling-kwish]
verb (used with object)
1.
to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.
2.
to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
3.
to let go; release: to relinquish one's hold.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English relinquissen, relinquisshen < Middle French relinquiss-, long stem of relinquirLatin relinquere to leave behind, equivalent to re- re- + linquere to leave (akin to lend)

relinquisher, noun
relinquishment, noun
nonrelinquishment, noun
unrelinquished, adjective
unrelinquishing, adjective


2. yield, cede, waive, forego, abdicate, leave, quit, forswear, desert, resign. See abandon1.
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relinquish (rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to give up (a task, struggle, etc); abandon
2.  to surrender or renounce (a claim, right, etc)
3.  to release; let go
 
[C15: from French relinquir, from Latin relinquere to leave behind, from re- + linquere to leave]
 
re'linquisher
 
n
 
re'linquishment
 
n

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relinquish
1472, from M.Fr. relinquiss-, prp. stem of relinquir (12c.), from L. relinquere "leave behind, forsake, abandon, give up," from re- "back" + linquere "to leave," from PIE *linkw-, from base *leikw- "to leave behind" (cf. Skt. reknas "inheritance, wealth," rinakti "leaves;" Gk. leipein "to leave;" Goth.
leihvan, O.E. lænan "to lend;" O.H.G. lihan "to borrow;" O.N. lan "loan").
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