relinquishment


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relinquishment

noun abandonment, abdication, abjuration, cessation, demission, discontinuance, dismissal, elimination, rejection, release, renunciation, resignation, succession, surrender, waiver, withdrawal
Associated concepts: custody relinquishment, relinquishhent of rights
See also: abandonment, abdication, cancellation, capitulation, cession, compromise, concession, denial, dereliction, desertion, desuetude, disclaimer, discontinuance, disposition, expense, pardon, release, remission, renunciation, sacrifice, waiver

RELINQUISHMENT, practice. A forsaking, abandoning, or giving over a right; for example, a plaintiff may relinquish a bad count in a declaration, and proceed on the good: a man may relinquish a part of his claim in order to give a court jurisdiction.

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The Navy's Relinquishment of Command ceremony is a variation of the Change of Command ceremony and is conducted when the relieving commander has yet to be named or approved or, in this case, a gap in the transition.
The relinquishment does not come as a surprise, with news of the planned five-well appraisal programme rather signalling a higher level of confidence in the remaining area's potential than most followers of the Rub Al-Khali projects have by now.
Editor's response: Consulting with the chancellor, Ronald Stevenson, he writes: "In the relinquishment document prescribed by Canon XIX, the cleric says he or she has voluntarily relinquished the exercise of the ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada to which he or she has been admitted.
The IRS has issued a number of revenue rulings that address whether a payment made to a departing employee is a payment for the relinquishment of contract rights (not subject to FICA as a sale of a property right) or a payment for services provided (subject to FICA as wages).
While it is still difficult to get a sense for exactly how big the problem is on a national level, the GAO study shows that the problem of custody relinquishment is huge.
Under section 1031(h)(2)(B), this determination is made, with respect to the relinquished property, by looking at its predominant use in the two-year period ending on the date of the relinquishment and, in the case of the replacement property, by reference to the two-year period beginning on the date of its acquisition.
Relinquishment is key to understanding Kaltenbach's work and its dissolution, even disappearance: "You are really limited in what you can do by what you are.
In revenue ruling 2004-110, the IRS effectively reversed its position on cancellation payments in the context of an employer-employee relationship, concluding that amounts paid to an employee as consideration for the cancellation of an employment contract and relinquishment of contract rights were wages subject to Social Security, Medicare, and federal unemployment and income tax withholding.
As the Florida Supreme Court reminded us in the November 18, 2004, Berges decision: "In exchange for this relinquishment of control over settlement and the conduct of the litigation, the insurer obligates itself to act in good faith in the investigation, handling, and settling of claims brought against the insured.
To relieve them of the burdensome constitutional responsibility of checking presidential excess, especially in the matter of preemptive war (at the same time that they must troll for votes to perpetuate their stay in office), I offer the following legislative language for a War Powers Relinquishment Act of 2004:
She observes that in the 1980s and 1990s, there was a reversal of the postwar consensus: authors expressed guilt and regret over relinquishment and reclaimed the title of mother.
A member of the PDF who refuses to provide a urine sample or who provides a urine sample which tests positive shall be liable to retirement, discharge or relinquishment of commission or withdrawal of cadetship as appropriate.