dereliction

  • 1 déréliction — [ dereliksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVIe; lat. derelictio ♦ Relig. État de l homme qui se sent abandonné, isolé, privé de tout secours divin. ⇒ délaissement. ⊗ CONTR. 1. Aide, consolation. ● déréliction nom féminin (latin derelictio, onis, abandon)… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 dereliction — der·e·lic·tion /ˌder ə lik shən/ n 1 a: an intentional abandonment b: a state of being abandoned 2: a recession of water leaving permanently dry land 3: an intentional or conscious neglect derelictio …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Dereliction — Der e*lic tion, n. [L. derelictio.] 1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment. [1913 Webster] Cession or dereliction, actual or tacit, of other powers. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. A neglect or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 dereliction — ► NOUN 1) the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated. 2) (usu. dereliction of duty) shameful failure to fulfil one s obligations …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 dereliction — 1590s, abandonment (formerly with a wider range than in modern use, e.g. of the sea withdrawing from the land), from L. derelictionem (nom. derelictio), noun of action from pp. stem of derelinquere (see DERELICT (Cf. derelict)). Meaning failure… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 dereliction — *failure, neglect, default, miscarriage Analogous words: abuse, misuse, outrage (see ABUSE vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 dereliction — [der΄ə lik′shən] n. [L derelictio: see DERELICT] 1. Now Rare an abandoning or forsaking 2. Now Rare the state of being abandoned or forsaken 3. a neglect of, or failure in, duty; a being remiss 4. Law the gaining of land from water by the gradual …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 dereliction — /der euh lik sheuhn/, n. 1. deliberate or conscious neglect; negligence; delinquency: dereliction of duty. 2. the act of abandoning something. 3. the state of being abandoned. 4. Law. a leaving dry of land by recession of the water line. [1590… …

    Universalium

  • 9 dereliction — noun /ˈdɛɹɛ.lɪk.ʃən,ˈdɛrɪ.lɪk.ʃən/ a) willful neglect of ones duty The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience. b) the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned What he did was a… …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 dereliction — der|e|lic|tion [ˌderıˈlıkʃən] n 1.) dereliction of duty formal when someone fails to do what they should do as part of their job 2.) [U] the state of being derelict ▪ areas of industrial dereliction …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 dereliction — [[t]de̱rɪlɪ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT If a building or a piece of land is in a state of dereliction, it is deserted or abandoned. The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction …

    English dictionary

  • 12 dereliction — noun 1) buildings were reclaimed from dereliction Syn: dilapidation, disrepair, deterioration, ruin, rack and ruin; abandonment, neglect, disuse 2) dereliction of duty Syn: negligence, neglect, delinquency …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 dereliction — noun Date: 1597 1. a. an intentional abandonment b. the state of being abandoned 2. a recession of water leaving permanently dry land 3. a. intentional or conscious neglect …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 dereliction — noun 1》 the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated. 2》 (usu. dereliction of duty) shameful failure to fulfil one s obligations …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 dereliction — noun 1 dereliction of duty formal failure to do what you should do as part of your job 2 (U) the state of being derelict …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 dereliction — der•e•lic•tion [[t]ˌdɛr əˈlɪk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) deliberate neglect; delinquency: dereliction of duty[/ex] 2) the act of abandoning something 3) the state of being abandoned • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L dērelictiō …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 dereliction — /deralikshan/ The gaining of land from the water, in consequence of the sea, river, or stream shrinking back below the usual water mark; the opposite of alluvion (q.v.). Mexico Beach Corp. v. St. Joe Paper Co., 97 So.2d 708, 710. Also, land left… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 19 dereliction — n. 1 (usu. foll. by of) a neglect; failure to carry out one s obligations (dereliction of duty). b an instance of this. 2 the act or an instance of abandoning; the process of being abandoned. 3 a the retreat of the sea exposing new land. b the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 dereliction — Synonyms and related words: Punic faith, abuse, apostasy, atrocity, bad faith, barratry, betrayal, bolt, breach, breach of faith, breach of promise, breach of trust, breakaway, crime, crime against humanity, culpa, culpable negligence, deadly sin …

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