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dereliction

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1 the act of abandoning
  • the dereliction of the cause by its leader
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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 skier's 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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