Definitions of dereliction

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. willful negligence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Neglect; omission, as of obllgation or duty; abandonment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A forsaking; neglect of duty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Neglect or wilful omission. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of leaving; or forsaking; state of being abandoned; desertion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dereliction

  1. And undoubtedly, if they had started toward the camp, they were by this time being punished for their dereliction – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Thus subtly and ably did Wilkes defend the authority of the man who had deserted his post at a most critical moment, and had compelled the States, by his dereliction to take the government into their own hands. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009