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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Most studies find that white women are much more likely to relinquish their infants for adoption than are black women.
She did not take charge as an acting DC since Mr Warraich did not relinquish the charge.
Islamabad -- Dr Ameer Mohammad Khan Jogezai has relinquished his nomination as the Balochistan governor.
He has also threatened to relinquish the NA's seat and also demanded resignation from the State minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman to resign.
Major General G.V.D Udaya A Perera relinquishes his appointment at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff and has been appointed as the Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College at Sapugaskanda.
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The Scot said: "Anthony is a genuine guy and I hope he can make the fight but if not it's good to know that he has to relinquish the title."
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Would they relinquish their Independent status to run the borough?
But it had to relinquish the Dhofar concession and changed its name to PDO.
Alvarez, who also holds the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles, has been forced to relinquish his IBF crown after negotiations for a fight with Ukraine's Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through.
Lagarde's decision to relinquish her IMF responsibilities temporarily during the nomination period.