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dereliction

n. 1) abandoning possession, which is sometimes used in the phrase "dereliction of duty." It includes abandoning a ship, which then becomes a "derelict" which salvagers can board. 2) an old expression for increase of land due to gradual lowering of a tide line (which means the land is building up). (See: derelict)

dereliction

noun abandonment, breach, culpa, default, defection, delinquency, disregard, dutilessness, evasion, failure in duty, faithlessness, heedlessness, indifference, laxity, laxness, misprision, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, noncooperation, nonfeasance, omission, relinquishment, remissness, truancy, unconcern, unfaithfulness
Associated concepts: dereliction of duty, moral dereliction
See also: abandonment, abortion, bad faith, blame, breach, contempt, crime, culpability, default, delinquency, desertion, expiration, failure, fault, laches, lapse, laxity, malfeasance, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, omission, responsibility, transgression, vice, violation, wrong
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I would mention that dereliction in the Quarter, 100 buildings about four years ago, has more than halved
They aim to encourage inward investment into the region as well as to create local businesses--a Herculean task in an area that suffers from poor transport infrastructure, pockets of dereliction, and lack of executive housing.
The Municipal Higher People's Court in Beijing on Friday sentenced the city's former party boss and Mayor Chen Xintong to 16 years in prison on charges of corruption and dereliction of duty, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The failure to do so - and the FBI is hardly alone in this dereliction of duty - points to the real significance of the character issue: the loss of public confidence in governmental institutions.
Unfortunately, the law doesn't provide a specific remedy for state dereliction in this regard.
Fourteen doctors from seven hospitals have been issued show cause notices in this context, the official said, adding that some staff nurses have also been issued notices for dereliction of duty.
As of Monday Opus 39 Gallery in Nicosia will be hosting Ioannis Macheriotis' fourth solo exhibition under the title Dereliction.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced Au605,000 to tackle decay and dereliction at sites across the North.
5million is to be invested into tackling dereliction in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
27 (Xinhua-ANI): China's prosecutors handled 3,657 corruption cases, and 1,481 cases involving dereliction of duty and rights violations during the first quarter of 2013, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Saturday.
I live in Gresham ward and I am disgusted at all the dereliction caused through demolishing hundreds of houses throughout the town.