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
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.
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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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