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dereliction

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1 the act of abandoning

  • the dereliction by the owners of a once flourishing orchard
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2 failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes

  • the ski area was not held responsible for the injury on account of the skierʼs own manifest dereliction
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3 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action

  • both sentries were to be court-martialed for dereliction of duty
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4 a defect in character

  • believes that society is guilty of a moral dereliction if it does not care for those unable to care for themselves
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feet of clay

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