dereliction


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der·e·lic·tion

 (dĕr′ə-lĭk′shən)
n.
1. Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.
2.
a. The act of abandoning; abandonment.
b. A state of abandonment or neglect.
3. Law
a. A gaining of land by the permanent recession of the water line.
b. The land so gained.

dereliction

(ˌdɛrɪˈlɪkʃən)
n
1. deliberate, conscious, or wilful neglect (esp in the phrase dereliction of duty)
2. the act of abandoning or deserting or the state of being abandoned or deserted
3. (Physical Geography) law
a. accretion of dry land gained by the gradual receding of the sea or by a river changing its course
b. the land thus left

der•e•lic•tion

(ˌdɛr əˈlɪk ʃən)

n.
1. deliberate neglect; delinquency: dereliction of duty.
2. the act of abandoning something.
3. the state of being abandoned.
[1590–1600; < Latin dērelictiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dereliction - a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
2.dereliction - willful negligence
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
nonfeasance - a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

dereliction

noun
1. abandonment, desertion, renunciation, relinquishment The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction.
2. (only used with duty) negligence, failure, neglect, evasion, delinquency, abdication, faithlessness, nonperformance, remissness He pleaded guilty to wilful dereliction of duty.

dereliction

noun
Nonperformance of what ought to be done:
Translations

dereliction

[ˌderɪˈlɪkʃən] N [of property] → abandono m
dereliction of dutynegligencia f

dereliction

n
(= state: of property) → Verfall m, → Heruntergekommenheit f
dereliction of dutyPflichtversäumnis nt

dereliction

[dɛrɪˈlɪkʃn] n dereliction of duty (frm) → negligenza del dovere
References in classic literature ?
If this had been done, it would doubtless have been interpreted into an entire dereliction of the federal principle; and would certainly have deprived the State governments of that absolute safeguard which they will enjoy under this provision.
Madame," replied Villefort, with a mournful smile, "I have already had the honor to observe that my father has -- at least, I hope so -- abjured his past errors, and that he is, at the present moment, a firm and zealous friend to religion and order -- a better royalist, possibly, than his son; for he has to atone for past dereliction, while I have no other impulse than warm, decided preference and conviction.
But on Miss Halcombe's declaring that she only wanted to put some questions which she was too much agitated to ask at that moment, and that she had no intention of misleading the nurse into any dereliction of duty, the woman took the money, and proposed three o'clock on the next day as the time for the interview.
And I believe, in my indignation against myself, I should have put it aside till I had schooled myself into a better frame of mind, and was become more deserving of the honour and privilege of its perusal: but there was my mother looking on, and wishful to know what news it contained; so I read it and delivered it to her, and then went into the schoolroom to attend to the pupils: but amidst the cares of copies and sums--in the intervals of correcting errors here, and reproving derelictions of duty there, I was inwardly taking myself to task with far sterner severity.
I seated myself in a chair, and rocked to and fro, passing harsh judgment on my many derelictions of duty; from which, it struck me then, all the misfortunes of my employers sprang.
I did not, however, intend to pass over his derelictions this time without a remark; I found it would not do.
04 (ANI): Seven policemen of Uttar Pradesh were suspended on directions of the Director General of Police (DGP) for inhuman behaviour and dereliction of duty, informed the DGP headquarters on Sunday.
He also directed in charge to expedite processing of application and initiate actions officials for dereliction of duties.
Dahil kapag hindi naman inaresto, it will be dereliction of duty [If the person has a case, a warrant of arrest or if there's basis for a warrantless arrest, he must be arrested.
The former commander of the USS Fitzgerald, Commander Bryce Benson, will face charges of negligent homicide, dereliction of duty and hazarding a vessel, as will three of his lieutenants, the Navy said.
The students of Primary School situated at Mohalla Goal Takri Sukkur are protesting against dereliction of Municipal Corporation regarding the puddles of dirty water in the school , making it difficult for the students to attend the school .
RAWALPINDI -- As many as 11 cops were awarded various departmental punishments by City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi on dereliction from duty, poor investigation and other charges.