Simple Definition of dereliction
: 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
Examples of dereliction in a sentence
the dereliction of a cause by its leaders
The officer was formally charged with dereliction of duty.
a serious dereliction of duty
First Known Use of dereliction
Legal Definition of dereliction
1a : an intentional abandonment b : a state of being abandoned
2 : a recession of water leaving permanently dry land
3 : an intentional or conscious neglect <dereliction of duty>
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