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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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While a few topics were controversial, nurses overwhelmingly passed a reference proposal brought forward by the North Carolina Nurses Association, to Promote Public Awareness of Safe Haven Laws for Infant Abandonment.
In higher socioeconomic neighborhoods, for a number of reasons, it might be easier to hide an abandonment without anyone finding out,'' she said.
org) suggest these laws may exacerbate infant abandonment by encouraging women who may otherwise have chosen an adoption or kinship care plan.
If its value in place (the net present value of remaining cash flows) falls below its abandonment value (the amount that could be obtained through sale or other disposal), the asset should be abandoned and an impairment realized.
By reporting the hard default and abandonment numbers, the Mayor has moved the story from the trade papers and real estate columns -where, essentially, the "preaching" is to the converted - to the Metro Section, with its large, public readership.
The Tax Court's decision in Citron(2) confirmed that an ordinary loss can be taken on the abandonment of a partnership interest when the partnership has no liabilities.
The researchers blame plaster floors and grazing goats for the widespread abandonments.
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Going forward, there are two positive outcomes that could result from these abandonments.