Definition of Dereliction

1. Noun. A tendency to be negligent and uncaring. "His adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

Exact synonyms: Delinquency, Willful Neglect
Generic synonyms: Neglect, Neglectfulness, Negligence
Derivative terms: Delinquent



2. Noun. Willful negligence.

Definition of Dereliction

1. n. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.

Definition of Dereliction

1. Noun. willful neglect of one's duty ¹

2. Noun. the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dereliction

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dereliction

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deregistration
deregistrations
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deregulator
deregulators
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dereism
dereistic
derelict
dereliction (current term)
derelictions
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dereligionise
dereligionised
dereligionises
dereligionising
dereligionize
dereligionized
dereligionizes
dereligionizing
dereling
derencephalia
derencephalocele
derencephaly

Literary usage of Dereliction

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"dereliction as a mode of losing territory corre- D sponds to occupation ... dereliction frees a territory from the sovereignty of the present owner-State. ..."

2. The Law of Riparian Rights, Alluvion and Fishery: With Introductory Lectures by Lal Mohun Doss (1891)
"dereliction—Keal nature of dereliction—Gradual dereliction correlative to alluvion—Sadden dereliction of a portion of the bed of the sea or of a navigable ..."

3. Modern American Law: A Systematic and Comprehensive Commentary on the by Eugene Allen Gilmore, William Charles Wermuth (1915)
"Alluvion and dereliction.—Title may be said to be acquired by accession, in lands newly created, by the rising of an island in the sea or in a river, ..."

4. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"Held not sufficient to infer dereliction of a sub-valuation, that the proprietor had paid a slight excess of teind for only fifteen years, ..."

5. A Compendium of the Law of Real and Personal Property Primarily Connected by Josiah William Smith, James Trustram (1884)
"OF ALLUVION AMD dereliction. ^* SLa island arises in the middle of a river, and the soil of the river belongs equally to the owners of the opposite shores, ..."

6. Institutes of Natural Law: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures on by Thomas Rutherforth (1832)
"Property in goods ceases by the owners' dereliction of them: because, as no one else had any exclusive right in them, upon his dereliction or quitting his ..."

7. New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly Founded on Blackstone) by Henry John Stephen, Serjeant-at-Law Henry John Stephen (1841)
"And as to lands gained from the sea, either by alluvion, by the washing up of sand and earth, so as in time to make terra firma; or by dereliction, ..."

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