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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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We are still a state that has a place in the Security Council and relinquishing our national commitments will lead to our isolation by the international community," Harb said.
LN) said Friday it is in the process of relinquishing its rights in Libya and once it receives permission from Libya's National Oil Company it will exit the country.
One judge dissented, agreeing with the Eighth Circuit's reasoning; however, based on that reasoning, the judge said, Rase's payments still were FICA wages since he had accepted the severance pay without relinquishing his tenure rights.
He added he was temporarily relinquishing the presidency to defence minister Raul.
By embracing (instead of erasing) the imperfections in my students' texts--and by relinquishing my unrealistic demand for perfection--I was delivered, sober, into a real community with my students where we all could learn: "From flawedness flows the need for help" (Kurtz and Ketcham 20).
Thus, the court held that payments in exchange for relinquishing tenure rights under a contract were not wages for FICA purposes.
It focuses on public awareness of Illinois' safe haven law, The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, which provides a process for anonymously relinquishing an unharmed newborn.
These evil assumptions are prominently featured in Relinquishing Custody: The Tragic Result of Failure to Meet Children's Mental Health Needs, published by the New York-based Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in 2000.
Richard ``Dick'' Reynolds, will be relinquishing his position June 19.
Relinquishing the post is seen by political analysts as the first major step in a plan to quit politics.
Eccher traffics in the play of "appearances," the pleasure of relinquishing one's identity in order to inhabit others, whether through acts of transvestism (Luigi Ontani or Yasumasa Morimura) or through the construction of fabulous quasi-mythical types (Pierre et Gilles).
I also extend the empirical analysis to (1) examine the potential endogeneity of abortion access by using a two-stage least squares (2SLS) procedure and (2) model the multinomial choice of pregnancy resolution: aborting the pregnancy, relinquishing the infant, or keeping the infant.
And he has no intention of relinquishing his power base.
The question of the effects of relinquishing a child for adoption intrigued me, and I thought surely there would be a vast literature on the subject.
He added, "Because this will result in a substantial savings to the receivership, and since we do not have any prospect of recovering more than the secured debt, I believe that it is in the best interests of the receivership estate, and of all WexTrust stakeholders, to cooperate with Amalgamated Bank in relinquishing the property.