What would be a good sentence for "relinquish," used as a verb?

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May 31, 2016

Charles 1st's inability to relinquish even part of his power ultimately cost him his head.


Charles believed in the Divine Right of Kings giving him absolute power direct from God. To relinquish this power or even some of it to Parliament meant giving up or handing over or ceding power. Implicit is an unwillingness to do so.