Translation of relinquish in Spanish:

relinquish

Pronunciation: /rɪˈlɪŋkwɪʃ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [possession/claim/throne/right] renunciar a to relinquish sth to sb cederle algo a algn 1.2 (release) [literary/literario] she relinquished her grip on my arm me soltó el brazo he is relinquishing his grip on reality está perdiendo contacto con la realidad
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    • There is no evidence of her ever wishing to voluntarily relinquish the post.
    • However, he signed a contract relinquishing his claim to his benefits in April 1994, just one month earlier.
    • Their lawyer told the court that, since they had relinquished any claim to the child, there was no purpose in continuing the application.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.