Meanings

1.
to let someone go "there"
(Not letting someone go to a location. Not very common, but in the right context in daily life people will use it. Think of a security not letting you through to your star's autograph table, for example.)
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Word Family

Root: *le(i)-

The core idea of this root was:

letting go, slacken off, relenting

And we can still see this sense in the English offspring, like last, let, lenient, latter or late.

By the way, the words relax and and release, though they would fit in here, apparently come from a different root.

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