624. Relinquishment.

624. Relinquishment.NOUN. relinquishment, abandonment; desertion, defection, secession, withdrawal; cave of Adullam; nolle prosequi [Lat.] {To be unwilling to prosecute}.

discontinuance &c. (cessation) 142; renunciation &c. (recantation) 607; abrogation &c. 756; resignation &c. (retirement) 757; desuetude &c. 614; cession &c. (of property) 782.

VERB. relinquish, give up, abandon, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch; go back on; depart from, secede from, withdraw from; back out of; leave, quit, take leave of, bid a long farewell; vacate &c. (resign) 757.

renounce &c (abjure) 607; forego, have done with, drop; disuse &c. 678; discard &c. 782; wash one’s hands of; drop all idea of.

break off, leave off; desist; stop &c. (cease) 142; hold one’s hand, stay one’s hand; quit one’s hold; give over, shut up shop.

throw up the game, throw up the cards; give up the point, give up the argument; pass to the order of the day, move to the previous question.

ADJ. unpursued; relinquished &c. v.; relinquishing &c. v.

INT. avast! &c. (stop) 142.

PHR. Quand les vices nous quittent, nous nous flattons que c’es nous qui les quittons. [Fr.] {La Rochefoucauld—Maximes. 192. “When vices forsake us, we flatter ourselves that it is we who abandon them.” }.

“Here’s a health to poverty; it sticks by us when all our friends forsake us.” {Boston Bee}.

Aufgeschoben ist nicht aufgehoben. [Ger.] {Proverb“Postponed is not cancelled.” or “Postponed is not lost.” }.

Entbehre gern was du nicht hast. [Ger.] {Proverb“We always miss what we do not have.” }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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