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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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In terms of the Jewellery Quarter, we would support the campaign to remove the current rates burden but we are also developing our own strategy to tackle building dereliction.
First-generation students or those from minority communities may perceive withdrawal from the rough-and-tumble of everyday problems as dereliction.
The government of President Yahya Jammeh has sacked the police chief, Landing Badjie, who was arrested without explanation on 12 February, accusing him of "serious dereliction of duty".
Military policeman Charles Graner, 36, had been found guilty on Friday of 10 charges of maltreatment, assault and dereliction of duty.
They're all over the place from flunked-out-of-math core to sludgy jazzed-up tempos to times-of-down-and-doomy dereliction.
He says the report "seems to deliberately ignore those who were directly culpable of negligence or dereliction .
The scheme has transformed the Union Square area from the dereliction and decline of the 1980s to a thriving community.
They would be talking about dereliction of duty, about being asleep at the wheel.
Apprehension about moral decay was scarcely new, but sex-education activists in the early 1900s focused attention on the moral (sexual) dereliction of middle-class males, who frequented dance halls and worse, rather than on the destructive lusts of the "perishing classes," and in this way they imparted a new urgency to sex education.
A runner who leaves the bag early on a sacrifice fly cannot be called out unless the dereliction is reported to the umpire.
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.