Dereliction meaning

dĕrə-lĭkshən
A neglect of, or failure in, duty; a being remiss.
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(now rare) An abandoning or forsaking.
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Dereliction is defined as a shameful or negligent failure to live up to obligations, or to a state of being neglected and dilapidated.

When a new mother intentionally fails to take care of her newborn baby, this is an example of dereliction.

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Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.
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(now rare) The state of being abandoned or forsaken.
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(law) The gaining of land from water by the gradual retreat of the sea below the usual watermark.
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The committing of a breach, typically of a duty.
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An increase in land caused by the recession of sea, river, or other body of water formerly covering it. Ownership is a function of how rapidly the water receded. See also reliction.
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The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.

What he did was a terrible dereliction of duty.

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The act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned.
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