from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.
- n. The act of abandoning; abandonment.
- n. A state of abandonment or neglect.
- n. Law A gaining of land by the permanent recession of the water line.
- n. Law The land so gained.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. willful neglect of one's duty
- n. the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
- n. A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.
- n. The state of being left or abandoned.
- n. A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking; abandonment.
- n. The state of being forsaken or abandoned.
- n. The gaining of land from the water by a change of the water-line.
- n. The land so gained.
- n. Unfaithfulness or remissness; neglect: as, a dereliction of duty.
- n. Synonyms Desertion, relinquishment.
- n. Failure, unfaithfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. willful negligence
- n. a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
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