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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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At the hearing, although plaintiff admitted the statements existed in the complaint, this did not "rise to the level of an intentional relinquishment or abandonment of his privilege against self-incrimination."
"My country reiterates Syria's sovereign right over the occupied Syrian Golan up to the June 4th 1967 line is not up for negotiation or relinquishment, nor can it ever be subject to prescription, and that our occupied lands and rights will be fully restored to us and Israel and its settlers must leave our lands in the Golan sooner or later," he said.
Ali Zafar contended that affidavit to this effect of Haroon Akhtar has also been submitted before the court, to which Chief Justice said that instead of a declaration he must show the relinquishment of Canadian citizenship.
Luis Cruz, a New York attorney who volunteered in a processing center for migrant parents in New Mexico, said he interviewed five fathers on the government's "relinquishment" list and found that all of them indeed wished to be reunited with their children.
In 2013, in the wake of a mass shooting at a movie theater the year prior, Colorado passed a collection of gun control measures, including the creation of a Firearm Relinquishment statute.
The record may be due to the fact that a correction was adopted in the penultimate working day of the previous parliament in February, which removed the pre-term relinquishment limit.
Then in a June 28, 2016, affidavit he executed at the US Embassy in Manila, Yasay exercised his right of 'renunciation/ relinquishment in furtherance, reiteration and confirmation' of the 1993 affidavit.
BDSM-which stands for Bondage, Domination, Sadism and Masochism-is a sexual activity that consists of restraints, the infliction of pain and relinquishment of control.
May 23 and review stations they can possibly bid on, each station's bidding status, the initial relinquishment option assigned to the station and bid options with associated vacancy ranges and next round clock price offers.
It is a testimony of faith, relinquishment, and ultimate victory as they chose to trust God for a refinement process, as he provided comfort, strength, and healing of the pain and suffering experienced by their loss.