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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section II. Prospective Volition
1. Conceptional Volition
 
624. Relinquishment.
 
  
NOUN:RELINQUISHMENT, abandonment; desertion, defection, secession, withdrawal; cave of Adullam; nolle prosequi [L.].
  discontinuance (cessation) [See Cessation]; renunciation (recantation) [See Tergiversation]; abrogation [See Abrogation]; resignation (retirement) [See Resignation]; desuetude [See Desuetude]; cession (of property) [See Relinquishment].
  
VERB:RELINQUISH, give up, abandon, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch; go back on [colloq.]; depart -, secede - withdraw- from; back out of [colloq.], back down from [colloq.]; leave, quit, take leave of, bid a long farewell; vacate (resign) [See Resignation].
  RENOUNCE (abjure) [See Tergiversation]; forego, have done with, drop; nol-pros [law]; disuse [See Disuse]; discard [See Relinquishment]; wash one’s hands of; drop all idea of.
  BREAK OFF, leave off; desist; stop (cease) [See Cessation]; hold one’s hand, stay one’s hand; quit one’s hold; give over, shut up shop; throw up the -game, - cards.
  give up the -point, - argument; pass to the order of the day, move the previous question, table, table the motion.
  
ADJECTIVE:UNPURSUED; relinquished &c. v.; relinquishing &c. v.
  
INTERJECTION: avast! (stop) [See Cessation].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben.
  2. Entbehre gern was du nicht hast.

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