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abandon

v. to intentionally and permanently give up, surrender, leave, desert, or relinquish all interest or ownership in property, a home or other premises, a right of way, and even a spouse, family, or children. The word is often used in situations to determine whether a tenant has left his/her apartment and the property inside and does not intend to come back. Thus, a landlord can take over an apparently abandoned residence, but must store the things a tenant leaves behind and give notice to the tenant before selling the possessions which are left. To abandon children can mean to have no contact and give no support for a year or more. (See: abandonment, abandoned property)

abandon

(Physically leave), verb abscond, absent oneself, back out, be gone, be off, cast off, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, destituere, disappear, emigrate, forsake, hominem deserere, leave behind, leave in the lurch, make one's exit, move off, quit, remove from, retreat, run away, secede from, set off, slip away from, take leave, take one's departure, take one's leave, turn one's back on
Associated concepts: abandoned husband, abandoned land, abandoned property, abandoned wife, desertion

abandon

(Relinquish), verb abjure, abstain, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cease, cede, concede, demit, desert, desist, discard, discontinue, dispense with, dispose of, dispossess oneself of, disuse, divest oneself of, drop, forbear, forego, forsake, forswear, give away, give over, give up, give up claim to, go back on, jettison, lay aside, part with, put aside, quit, render up, renounce, resign, sacrifice, set aside, surrender, tergiversate, throw away, throw off, turn away, yield
Associated concepts: abandon a claim, abandon a crime, reeunciate a claim, surrender propertyÁ

abandon

(Withdraw), verb ab re desistere, abdicate, back down, back off, back out, forsake, omittere, pull out, quit, rem relinquere, renege, retire, retract, retreat, stand aside, tender one's resignation, vacate office
See also: annul, betray, cede, depart, disclaim, discontinue, disinherit, disown, evacuate, fail, flee, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave, neglect, pretermit, quit, reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire, retreat, secede, set aside, stop, submit, vacate, void, withdraw, yield
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htm) facing trial on charges of multiple manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship, had previously said he had dreamt of sailing again.
He denies manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
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The Concordia's Italian captain is on trial for multiple manslaughter, causing the wreck, and abandoning ship before all aboard were evacuated.
Two were charged with fleeing and abandoning ship that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Sadly it wouldn't just be Ford thinking about abandoning ship, hundreds of companies would follow suit.
Captain Francesco Schettino is currently on trial for multiple charges of manslaughter and for abandoning ship.
Schettino faces up to 20 years in jail on charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreck and abandoning ship.
Schettino is charged with manslaughter, causing the shipwreck and abandoning ship before the cruise liner's 4,200 passengers and crew could be evacuated in January 2012.
Its captain is being tried for manslaughter and abandoning ship.
Captain Francesco Schettino, who left the ship before all its crew and passengers had been rescued, faces charges including multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship, with the trial starting on Tuesday, Reuters reported.