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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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The post China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
What is galling, what is incomprehensible is that the NCUA has shown no remorse for its dereliction, rather it has had the audacity to rectify its failed oversight responsibility by imposing assessments that even healthy credit unions are hard pressed to cough up, assessments that couldn't come at worse time.
Michev is charged with dereliction and released on BGN 10 000 bail.
This amounts to a reckless dereliction of this government's duty to protect the public."
Tyn-y-Coed was rescued from dereliction in 1975 - it's now a stunning family home surrounded by open countryside
Dear Editor, I felt that I had to write in about the use of the Jewellery Quarter picture in your article about dereliction and rates on empty buildings.
Situated cattycorner to Military Park, just a few blocks from one of the city's busiest intersections at Broad and Market Street, 1180 Raymond Boulevard, with its crumbling facade, shattered windows and long abandoned corridors, was an example of the kind of unabashed dereliction that clogged even the main thoroughfares of this city, located just a few miles from Manhattan but seemingly a world away from its success.
As Patrick Buchanan says in his book State of Emergency, "Bush's refusal to stop the invasion and secure our borders is a historical dereliction of presidential and constitutional duty, which in times past would be reason for impeachment."
Shanahan documents this dereliction of duty, to the detriment of the children.
Now, seen in straightforward still shots that fade into one another, the island looks as if abandoned in a rush: The camera catches deteriorated beds, sewing machines, children's toys, a chemistry lab with bottles out on the tabletops, drips and leaks; the impression of dereliction is reinforced by the obvious disrepair of some of the buildings and by the light overgrowth covering the exteriors.
It is a little known mixture of industrial dereliction and low-key industry, sorely in need of a shot in the arm.
First-generation students or those from minority communities may perceive withdrawal from the rough-and-tumble of everyday problems as dereliction. These students are bright and capable of learning at the highest levels, yet feel the tug of social responsibility.