Definition of relinquent in English:

relinquent

noun

  • A person who gives up or abandons something, as a place or belief.

adjective

  • Originally and chiefly US. Characterized by or relating to default or non-payment.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Goodwin (?1594–1665), Independent minister. From classical Latin relinquent-, relinquēns, present participle of relinquere relinquish.

Pronunciation

relinquent

/rɪˈlɪŋkw(ə)nt/