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Abandonment

Abandonment Meaning & Definition
Abandonment Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abandonment?

[n] withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
[n] the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
[n] the act of giving something up

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abandonment: defection | desertion | forsaking

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abandonment:

See Also | abscondment | absence without leave | apostasy | bolt | decampment | deviationism | discard | disposal | disposition | exposure | rejection | tergiversation | throwing away | unauthorized absence | withdrawal

Abandonment In Webster's Dictionary

\A*ban"don*ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. abandonnement.] 1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. The abandonment of the independence of Europe. --Burke. 2. (Mar. Law) The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against. 3. (Com. Law) (a) The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc. (b) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion. 4. Careless freedom or ease; abandon. [R.] --Carlyle.

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