from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
- n. The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.
- n. A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
- n. The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
- n. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
- n. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
- n. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; absolute relinquishment; total desertion.
- n. Abandon; enthusiasm; freedom from constraint.
- n. In law: The relinquishment of a possession, privilege, or claim.
- n. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a relationship of obligation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
- n. In maritime law, the surrender of a ship and freight by the owner to one who has become his creditor through contracts made by the latter with the master of the ship. In effect such an abandonment may release the owner from further responsibility.
- n. In marine insurance, the relinquishing to underwriters of all the property saved from loss by shipwreck, capture, or other peril provided against in the policy, in order that the insured may be entitled to indemnification for a total loss.
- n. In the customs, the giving up of an article by the importer to avoid payment of the duty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
- n. the act of giving something up
- n. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
Whether abandonment is caused by death or a willing disregard seems a moot point if you're the child.
Clinton said when asked why he did what he did "Because I could" similarly the prevalence of father-abandonment is because more men can leave.
I keep hearing about this McCain abandonment thing, so I decided to Google it.
The women broke into a wailing chant, swaying backward and forward in abandonment, while one by one the men succumbed to the excitement till only Sime remained.
But Tamte isn't atop a soapbox regaling a tale of sudden abandonment from the Japanese publisher, saying that Konami was very honest about its position, though he recalls how surprised his team was when they found out they had lost funding.
His criminal inaction in the immediate aftermath of the storm was made worse by his long-term abandonment of briefly lofty rhetoric on combatting the endemic poverty revealed by the storm the ideological stonewalling of a GOP-controlled Congress to deny the necessary funds and proven disaster recovery programs for the Gulf Coast.
But he called the abandonment of this contract "a blow to privatization."
Lathrop and Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha said, however, the law doesn't use the word abandonment to describe the procedure of leaving children at the hospital.
And yet, quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films in a row that dealt, in one way or another, with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.
Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.