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derelict

n. something or someone who is abandoned, such as a ship left to drift at sea or a homeless person ignored by family and society.

(See: abandon, dereliction)

derelict

(Abandoned), adjective adrift, avoided, cast aside, cast off, castaway, deserted, desolate, discarded, dispensed with, excluded, forgotten, forlorn, friendless, given up, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned, left, lonely, lonesome, neglected, on the fringe of society, outcast, rejected, relinquished, scorned, scrapped, set adrift, shunned, solitary, thrown overboard, uncared for, unclaimed, unfortunate, unowned, unpossessed, unwanted, wretched, written off
Associated concepts: derelict property

derelict

(Negligent), adjective careless, delinquent, disregardful, dutiless, failing in duty, faithless, faulty, improvident, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, lax, neglectful, neglecting, regardless, remiss, slack, uncircumspect, unconcerned, unfaithful, unheedful, uninterested, unmindful, unobservant, unwatchful

derelict

noun displaced person, drifter, exile, ne'er-do-well, outcast, pariah, scamp, tramper, wanderer, wastrel
See also: broken, degenerate, delinquent, discard, disobedient, faithless, lax, negligent, pariah, recreant, remiss

DERELICT, common law. This term is applied in the common law in a different sense from what it bears in the civil law. In the former it is applied to lands left by the sea.
     2. When so left by degrees the derelict land belongs to the owner of the soil adjoining but when the sea retires suddenly, it belongs to the government. 2 Bl. Com. 262 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 239; 1 Sumn. 328, 490 1 Gallis. 138; Bee, R. 62, 178, 260; Ware, R. 332.

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The 2016 Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey published this year shows a two-per-cent fall in the total amount of derelict and urban vacant land on 2015, down from 12,688 hectares to 12,435.
Scotlands Chief Statistician has today released the latest annual statistics on the extent of vacant and derelict land in Scotland.
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A design statement prepared by Birmingham-based transport consultancy Phil Jones Associates said: "The site has been vacant for a number of years and is occupied by three buildings which are partially derelict.
Emergency services were forced to close the High Street between Harborne Park Road and Station Road after debris and rubble from the derelict pub were scattered across the pavements and carriageway.
The derelict building that suddenly collapsed on Sunday afternoon - narrowly missing a passing car - was under private ownership and had been due to be demolished.
Id In the derelict manor house dubbed Red Dress Manor, there is still a photograph of the last owner wearing the striking dress that gives the house its name.
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