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Quit

To vacate; remove from; surrender possession.

When a tenant leaves premises that he or she has been renting, the tenant is said to quit such premises.

A notice to quit is written notification given by a landlord to a tenant that indicates that the landlord wants to repossess the premises and that the tenant must vacate them at a certain designated time.

quit

v. to leave, used in a written notice to a tenant to leave the premises (notice to quit). (See: notice to quit, unlawful detainer)

quit

(Discontinue), verb abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, admit defeat, apostatize, arrest, back out, become inactive, break off, bring to an end, call a halt, capitulate, cause a stoppage, cause to halt, cease, cease progress, cease to use, cease work, check, come to a standstill, cut out, desist from, drop, finish, forgo, forsake, forswear, give up, go into retirement, go out of business, halt, have done with, intermit, lay aside, leave off, leave unninished, make an end of, nol-pros, put a stop to, put an end to, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, secede, stand aside, step down, stop, succumb, suffer defeat, surcease, suspend, tergiversate, terminate, withdraw, yield

quit

(Evacuate), verb abandon, abscond, beat a retreat, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, disappear, egress, escape, exit, flee, forsake, get out, go, go away, go forth, go out, hurry away, leave, make a departure, make an exit, move away, part, pull out, remove oneself, retire, run away, separate from, set forth, set out, take flight, take leave, take leave of, take oneself away, turn one's back on, vacate, vanish, walk away, walk out, withdraw
Associated concepts: notice to quit, quit

quit

(Free of), verb absolve, acquit, clear, deliver, disembroil, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, emancipate, exonerate, extricate, grant amnesty to, lift controls, manumit, pardon, release, render free, rescue, set at liberty, set free

quit

(Repay), verb balance accounts, be even with, clear a debt, clear accounts, compensate, discharge a debt, make compensation, make payment, make reparation, make restitution, pay a debt, pay an indemnity, pay back, pay in full, pay off, pay old debts, recompense, refund, reimburse, remunerate, restore, return, settle a debt, settle an account
See also: abandon, cease, comport, defect, demean, demit, depart, discontinue, evacuate, forfeit, forgo, forswear, halt, leave, part, pay, recoup, reimburse, relinquish, remise, renege, renounce, resign, retire, retreat, secede, shirk, stop, submit, vacate, withdraw, yield

quit

1 to free, release, absolve.
2 to give up, renounce, leave.
References in classic literature ?
So the first part of the journey was given by Raoul to regretting the past which he had been forced to quit so quickly, that is to say, his lady-love; and the other part to the friend he was about to join, so much too slowly for his wishes.
Sir Walter would quit Kellynch Hall; and after a very few days more of doubt and indecision, the great question of whither he should go was settled, and the first outline of this important change made out.
He was not only to quit his home, but to see it in the hands of others; a trial of fortitude, which stronger heads than Sir Walter's have found too much.
Get out of here and quit drinking before you begin.
Which means I'd give the whole shooting match just to be back where I was before I quit sleeping under the stars and come into the hen-coops
He would have told me sooner, the fireman said, had he not been so certain that I would break down under the work and quit.
Being an American boy, and a proud American boy, I did not immediately quit.
She has given Geoffrey notice to quit these lodgings.
Conducted to the spot they pity at first the blind beggar and his daughter, but on learning his name they are horror-striken and order him to quit the land.
When I found this, I resolved to quit the place that I had hitherto inhabited, to seek for one where the few wants I experienced would be more easily satisfied.
Perhaps it had been only Billy's modesty that made him say he had quit fighting.
Then let me tell him once for all, through you, that I will come into and go out of this place as often as I like, so long as he keeps Nell here; and that if he wants to be quit of me, he must first be quit of her.