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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)

abandon

(Physically leave), verb abscond, absent oneself, back out, be gone, be off, cast off, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, destituere, disappear, emigrate, forsake, hominem deserere, leave behind, leave in the lurch, make one's exit, move off, quit, remove from, retreat, run away, secede from, set off, slip away from, take leave, take one's departure, take one's leave, turn one's back on
Associated concepts: abandoned husband, abandoned land, abandoned property, abandoned wife, desertion

abandon

(Relinquish), verb abjure, abstain, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cease, cede, concede, demit, desert, desist, discard, discontinue, dispense with, dispose of, dispossess oneself of, disuse, divest oneself of, drop, forbear, forego, forsake, forswear, give away, give over, give up, give up claim to, go back on, jettison, lay aside, part with, put aside, quit, render up, renounce, resign, sacrifice, set aside, surrender, tergiversate, throw away, throw off, turn away, yield
Associated concepts: abandon a claim, abandon a crime, reeunciate a claim, surrender propertyÁ

abandon

(Withdraw), verb ab re desistere, abdicate, back down, back off, back out, forsake, omittere, pull out, quit, rem relinquere, renege, retire, retract, retreat, stand aside, tender one's resignation, vacate office
See also: annul, betray, cede, depart, disclaim, discontinue, disinherit, disown, evacuate, fail, flee, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave, neglect, pretermit, quit, reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire, retreat, secede, set aside, stop, submit, vacate, void, withdraw, yield
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By reporting the hard default and abandonment numbers, the Mayor has moved the story from the trade papers and real estate columns -where, essentially, the "preaching" is to the converted - to the Metro Section, with its large, public readership.
to both decisions 1951-2 CB 2, which considered abandonments of partnership interests, the court determined that each resulted in an ordinary loss.