One of the most difficult verbs is to relinquish. I had to look it up. It means ceasing to keep or claim, giving something or somebody up, renouncing.
In our refrigerator, the one I share with Runo Lagomarsino, there is a box, the size and shape of a matchbox, all white, inhabited by three dead ornamental fish. León, the son I have with Runo Lagomarsino, refuses to give their bodies any other destiny. They died on different dates, probably of different unknown causes, and one by one they ended up in the same cold and dry cardboard box.