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
Recent Examples of dereliction from the Web
Mims has been punished for abandoning watch and dereliction of duty.
Blame for the incident should be apportioned appropriately, falling especially on the bureaucrats for their dereliction of duty, but not sparing the designers whose missteps had dogged the building for so long.
This is an appalling dereliction of duty by the people who have been given the great responsibility of running our nation's Olympic program and protecting the children and young adults who are a part of it.
Michael Donegan, Patricia Coleman, Randolph Dailey, Jason Edens and Paul Wilson, all face dereliction of duty charges.
In the end, only one of the eight men Mattis charged, Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, was convicted, and then only of dereliction of duty, a relatively minor crime.
Barraza's initial charges include willfully disobeying an order, dereliction of duty, making false statements and obstruction of justice.
The Attorney General may remove a Special Counsel for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies.
Brown says the same high standard — nothing short of a dereliction of duty — should apply to FBI directors, who are supposed to serve for 10-year terms.
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First Known Use of dereliction
DERELICTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dereliction for English Language Learners
: 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
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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