linqu-, lict-

(Latin: to leave, to abandon)

relinquish (verb), relinquishes; relinquished, relinquishing (verb)
1. To retire from; to give up or to abandon: In general, to relinquish is to leave without the intention of resuming to do something, and it is equivalent "to forsake", but it is not considered to be as strong as when someone uses "to abandon" and "to desert".
2. To put aside or to desist from something practiced, professed, or intended.
3. To let go; to surrender.
4. To cease holding physically; to release: to relinquish a grip. 5. Etymology: from Middle French relinquiss, a stem form of relinquir; from Latin relinquere, "to leave behind, to forsake, to abandon, to give up"; from re-, "back" + linquere, "to leave"; and also from Greek leipein, "to leave".
1. Someone who relinquishes or a person who abandons, surrenders, cedes, or gives something up.
2. A person who renounces or surrenders something; such as, a possession, a right, etc.
3. Anyone who gives something up or puts anything aside.
1. The act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or s task, etc.
2. A verbal act of renouncing a claim, or a right, or a position, etc.
3. To retire from; to give up or to abandon.
4. To put aside or desist from (something practiced, professed, or intended).
5. To let go; to surrender.
6. To cease holding physically; to release: "He finally had to relinquish his grip."
1. A container or shrine where relics; such as, the remains of a saint are kept.
2. A receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred relics.
3. Etymology: "a receptacle, or container, for keeping relics"; from French reliquaire, from Old French relique; from re-, "back" + linquere, "to leave".
An archaic variant of relic.