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
For that matter, saying anything else would be dereliction of duty.
The supervisors are charged with dereliction of duty, a first-degree misdemeanor, in the Nov. 29, 2012 chase that began at the Justice Center in Cleveland and ended in the parking lot outside Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland.
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.
The regulations only allow Mueller’s removal for ‘‘misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or for other good cause’’ including violation of Justice Department policies.
In a time when refugee crises are many, and many Americans (and not Americans alone) look at immigrants through dun-colored glasses, not to examine these issues would seem a sort of dereliction of duty.
Other charges could include dereliction of duty and endangering a ship.
The destroyer’s captain, Commander Bryce Benson, faces a number of charges including dereliction of duty, hazarding a ship, and negligent homicide.
This capitulation to Trump, though a dereliction of constitutional duty, isn’t unprecedented—nor will Republicans necessarily be punished for it.
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DERELICTION Defined 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
- dereliction of duty
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