relinquish

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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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Jagath Alwis who relinquishes his office as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna has been attached to the Army Headquarters.
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The donor relinquishes asset ownership, but retains limited control as to distribution of funds.
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 most common like-kind ex-changes are "deferred exchanges," where the taxpayer relinquishes property at one point in time and receives replacement property at a later point in time.