relinquish (one's) hold on (something) (to someone or something)(redirected from relinquishing someone's hold on)
relinquish (one's) hold on (something) (to someone or something)
To forfeit, turn over, or yield control of something (to another person, group, organization, etc.). She refused to relinquish her hold on the company to someone who wasn't in the family. They were forced to relinquish their hold on the land to the government. They will now relinquish their hold on the senate following the results of the election.