1. that has been withdrawn or retreated from
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Relinquish \Re*lin"quish\ (-kw?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Relinquished (-kw?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Relinquishing.]
[OF. relinquir, L. relinquere to leave behind; pref. re- re +
linquere to leave. See Loan, and cf. Relic, Relict.]
1. To withdraw from; to leave behind; to desist from; to
abandon; to quit; as, to relinquish a pursuit.
We ought to relinquish such rites. --Hooker.
They placed Irish tenants upon the lands
relinquished by the English. --Sir J.
2. To give up; to renounce a claim to; resign; as, to
relinquish a debt.
Syn: To resign; leave; quit; forsake; abandon; desert;
renounce; forb?ar; forego. See Resign.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: that has been withdrawn or retreated from
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "relinquished":
abandoned, abjured, antiquated, antique, archaic, ceded, deserted,
discontinued, dispensed with, disposed of, disused, done with,
forgone, forsworn, not worth saving, obsolescent, obsolete, old,
old-fashioned, on the shelf, out, out of use, out-of-date,
outdated, outmoded, outworn, past use, pensioned off, recanted,
released, renounced, resigned, retired, retracted, sacrificed,
superannuate, superannuated, superseded, surrendered, waived,