dereliction definition

  • noun:
    • Willful neglect, at the time of responsibility or principle.
    • The work of abandoning; abandonment.
    • a situation of abandonment or neglect.
    • Law A gaining of land because of the permanent recession of water-line.
    • Law The land so gained.
    • willful neglect of your responsibility
    • the work of leaving one thing, and/or condition to be abandoned
    • The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
    • A neglect or omission just as if by willful abandonment.
    • hawaii of being left or abandoned.
    • A retiring associated with the sea, occasioning a big change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
    • The work of making with an intention never to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking; abandonment.
    • their state to be forsaken or abandoned.
    • The gaining of land through the water by a change of this water-line.
    • The land so attained.
    • Unfaithfulness or remissness; neglect: as, a dereliction of responsibility.
    • Synonyms Desertion, relinquishment.
    • Failure, unfaithfulness.
    • willful negligence
    • a propensity to be negligent and uncaring

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