The definition of derelict is something that has become deserted or neglected or a person who is grossly negligent in fulfilling his duties.(adjective)
Derelict is defined as a person who has no assets, home, property or job.(noun)
An example of a derelict is a homeless person who lives on the streets.
See derelict in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L derelictus, pp. of derelinquere, to forsake utterly, abandon < de-, intens. + relinquere: see relinquish
See derelict in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin dērelictus
Origin: , past participle of dērelinquere, to abandon
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + relinquere, to leave behind; see relinquish.
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