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RELINQUISHMENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does relinquishment mean? 

RELINQUISHMENT (noun)
  The noun RELINQUISHMENT has 2 senses:

1. a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
2. the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.

  Familiarity information: RELINQUISHMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELINQUISHMENT (noun)


Sense 1relinquishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

relinquishing; relinquishment

Hypernyms ("relinquishment" is a kind of...):

renouncement; renunciation (an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relinquishment"):

giving up; surrender; yielding (a verbal act of admitting defeat)


Sense 2relinquishment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

relinquishing; relinquishment

Hypernyms ("relinquishment" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relinquishment"):

ceding; cession (the act of ceding)

handover (act of relinquishing property or authority etc)

discharge; release; waiver (a formal written statement of relinquishment)


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