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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)

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Dermot Murphy, RSPCA'S Chief Inspectorate Officer, said: "Sadly, we see a dramatic increase in the number of animals abandoned in the summer.
'However, we have spent a lot of government funds in clearing abandoned wrecks in Port Harcourt area.
With the UAE's sizzling summer around the corner, animal welfare groups fear a rise in abandoned pets on the streets, saying that it has much to do with the growing number of expats returning to their home countries.
To combat this, Windsor Circle in August upgraded its Cart Recovery Solution with features that rely on a predictive scoring matrix to identify shoppers who frequently abandon their carts with the hope that companies will sweeten deals.
Cox yesterday paid tribute to Reckless Abandon by saying: "When he was unbeaten in all those top races last year it was phenomenal and I was delighted to be part of his career.
Al-Hamzi said a committee is tasked with removing vehicles that have been abandoned for a long time.
A total of 2,053 abandoned vehicles were impounded till the end of July this year, while as many as 3,577 vehicles were confiscated in 2018.
She added that although dogs are usually abandoned due to injury or sickness, this was the first time she had seen a dog abandoned for an "illicit relationship."
"The peak in animals being abandoned in summer puts a massive strain on our centres."
Member of Parliament for Nkange, Mr Edwin Batshu had asked the minister to state the number of projects supervised by the ministry that were abandoned in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years.
Throughout June, July and August last year, the charity received 23,673 calls about dumped animals - which equates to one call every six minutes, and represents a rise of more than 85 percent on the number of animals reported abandoned during the colder months.
Division Three: Seaton Carew II 195-4 (J Cushlow 50, G Spence 54, O Nugent 50), Marske II 62-5 (R Mains 38, J Cushlow 3-17) - abandoned, rain.