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reliction (n.)

in law, "a recession of the sea or other body of water from the land," also the land thus discovered, 1670s, from Latin relictionem (nominative relictio), noun of action from past participle stem of relinquere "leave behind, forsake, abandon, give up," from re- "back" (see re-) + linquere "to leave" (from PIE *linkw-, nasalized form of root *leikw- "to leave").

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