Pronunciation: (ri-ling'kwish), [key]
1. to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne.
2. to give up; put aside or desist from: to relinquish a plan.
3. to let go; release: to relinquish one's hold.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.