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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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Botswana therefore, urges the international community to put more pressure on the leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo to relinquish power and pave way for the ushering-in of a new political dispensation.
He has also threatened to relinquish the NA's seat whereas asked State minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman to resign.
In contrast to the advertisements about safe haven laws, which tend to portray mothers who use the laws as a certain type of person, the mothers who choose to relinquish their infants often come from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.
Bank of England is to get back some of its powers that it had to relinquish in 1997, when it was made independent.
A STATEMENT from the Liverpool English Defence League said: "Kurtis Cawley in fact relinquished his affiliation with the EDL over 13 months ago, and the profile Kyle Huyton was handed over to the members of the division as a distraction due to the obvious persistent attention from troll profiles, Muslims, and the far left extremists of the UAF, Unite, Occupy Liverpool, Liverpool AF, and SOLFED, therefore the distraction of the profile would relinquish attention from upon other members and our admins.
Summary: Candax has entered into an agreement with Dana Gas, whereby Dana Gas will relinquish its optional rights to participate in future wells targeting the Deep Triassic zone below the currently producing Cretaceous and Jurassic zones in the El Bibane and Ezzaouia concessions in Tunisia.
WILLIE LIMOND last night welcomed the news that British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla has been told to fight him on October 15 or relinquish his crown.
Complete relinquish of nuclear energy is something I don't prefer and it
He was refering to Hizbullah's demand to relinquish support to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon established by the UN Security Council to probe the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
Richards told a British television channel on Sunday that during the 1980s, Jagger took control of the band and would not relinquish it.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco on Wednesday denounced in the strongest terms Israel's approval of building 1600 new housing units in the Eastern part of Al Quds, urging it to immediately relinquish this decision.
Max Baucus (D-MT) announced that five energy companies will relinquish oil and gas leases on nearly 29,000 acres in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front adjacent to Glacier National Park.
My decision to relinquish the licence I held for so many years within the Anglican Church of Canada was not taken quickly or lightly.
The state's safe-haven law was amended in 2006 to allow parents to anonymously relinquish newborns who are 7 days old or younger.
I had to relinquish the title last week, but I was near enough to the 11 years," he said.