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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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Dubai: Supercars or not, any vehicle left abandoned on Dubai's streets are impounded by Dubai Municipality.
The white Pomeranian dog, about three years old, was found abandoned outside the World Market in Chackai, Thiruvananthapuram.
This is an increase of at least 85% on the number of animals reported abandoned during the colder months.
Dermot Murphy, the RSPCA's Chief Inspectorate Officer, said: "Sadly, we see a dramatic increase in the number of animals abandoned in summer.
Mr Mokaila said a total of seven projects, which included drainage works and resealing projects, were abandoned by contractors 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.
The DFA on Monday said the five were among 21 Filipino crew members of the MV Sincerity Ace who abandoned the Panamanian-flagged vessel after it caught fire on New Year's Even about 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu.
H E Mohsin bin Mohammed al Sheikh, chairman of Muscat Municipality has issued decision (171/2018) against abandoned vehicles in public places in Muscat governorate.
Summary: An abandoned newborn baby was found Tuesday in northern Lebanon's Akkar, the state-run National News Agency reported.
The state government is committed to resolving issues concerning several abandoned housing and commercial projects to help affected buyers.