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relinquish something over someone

to release the hold on or control of someone. She refused to relinquish control over the operations of the front office. Mary was ordered to relinquish her hold over the children for a month each year.
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relinquish something to someone or something

to surrender something to someone or something. Todd refused to relinquish his authority to anyone. I finally relinquished the car to the bank.
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Outright charitable gifts of cash, securities or other assets: The donor relinquishes ownership and control at time of gifting.
The passing of the colors is a symbolic act through which the outgoing leader relinquishes authority to his superior, who in turn passes that authority to the incoming leader.
However, if a decedent deliberately relinquishes this right, his or her heirs may not "rewrite" the will.
The Federal statute allows the Board to terminate such leases within two years after the sponsor relinquishes control of the Board.
Should the Company decide not to pay the US $423,571 on January 28, 2006, the Company relinquishes all its 51% option interest in Minera Santa Cruz.