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abandonment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abandonment  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abandonment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  giving  something  up  [syn:  {forsaking},  {desertion}] 
  2:  withdrawing  support  or  help  despite  allegiance  or 
  responsibility;  "his  abandonment  of  his  wife  and  children 
  left  them  penniless"  [syn:  {desertion},  {defection}] 
  3:  the  voluntary  surrender  of  property  (or  a  right  to  property) 
  without  attempting  to  reclaim  it  or  give  it  away 




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