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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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Corporate size and abandonments by the corporate reference group are different measures.
The proposal will ensure that seafarers are better protected against abandonment in foreign ports in the future, and will strengthen their rights to compensation in the event of death or long-term disability due to an occupational injury, illness or hazard.
Montserrat Martin, founder of Friends of Animals, said 2016 has been the worst year as far as abandonments were concerned.
However, as the court noted, its decision will not apply to future abandonments of securities that are defined in Sec.
ABSTRACT: Neonatal moose (Alces alces) may be prone to maternal abandonment induced by capture activities.
Atlanta, GA, December 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Rekko today released the Parker-Vo Abandonment Index.
There are three assessment criteria, only one of which is clearly linked to the issue of an abandonment. These seven racecourses are failing all of the criteria, not just one.
The common law prohibits the abandonment of real property.
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.
On the other hand, a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (www.ncsl.org) claims safe haven laws have had a "limited effect." The report offers information about the number of both legal and illegal infant abandonments in the states where such laws have been passed.
Hypothesis 5 (H5): Recent abandonments and recent abandonments by high-status actors of a focal firm increase the subsequent rate of abandonment of coverage.
While providing new information to the market about poorly performing assets may result in stock price reductions, a positive reaction often occurs when abandonments of poorly performing assets are announced; the market is relieved the capital will be reallocated to assets with superior returns.