der·e·lic·tion noun \ˌder-ə-ˈlik-shən, ˌde-rə-\
: the act of no longer caring for, using, or doing something : the act of abandoning something
: the condition of being no longer cared for
law : failure to do your job or duty : failure to do what you should do
a : an intentional abandonment
b : the state of being abandoned
: a recession of water leaving permanently dry land
Examples of DERELICTION
- the dereliction of a cause by its leaders
- The officer was formally charged with dereliction of duty.
- a serious dereliction of duty
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