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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 (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
1. Property in general
 
782. Relinquishment.
 
  
NOUN:RELINQUISHMENT, abandonment (of a course) [See Relinquishment]; renunciation, expropriation, dereliction; cession, surrender, dispensation; resignation [See Resignation]; riddance.
  DERELICT &c. adj.; jetsam or jettison; abandoned farm [U. S.]; waif, foundling.
  
VERB:RELINQUISH, give up, surrender, yield, cede; let go, let slip; spare, drop, resign, forego, renounce, abandon, expropriate, give away, dispose of, part with; lay -aside, - apart, - down, - on the shelf & (disuse) [See Disuse]; set aside, put aside; make away with, cast behind; discard, cast off, dismiss; maroon.
  cast -, throw -, pitch -, fling- -away, - aside, - overboard, - to the dogs; cast -, throw -, sweep- to the winds; put -, turn -, sweep- away; jettison.
  quit one’s hold.
  SUPERSEDE, give notice to quit, give warning; be or get rid of; be or get quit of; eject [See Ejection].
  rid -, disburden -, divest -, dispossess- oneself of; wash one’s hands of.
  DIVORCE, unmarry [rare]; cut off, desert, disinherit; separate.
  
ADJECTIVE:RELINQUISHED &c. v.; cast off, derelict; unowned, disowned, disinherited, divorced; unappropriated, unculled; left (residuary) [See Remainder].
  
INTERJECTION:away with!
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Dismiss’d without a parting pang.—Cibber
  2. He cast off his friends as a huntsman, his pack.—Goldsmith

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