Definitions for abandonment
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert:
to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship.
to give up; discontinue; withdraw from:
to abandon a project; to abandon hope.
to give up the control of:
to abandon a city to an enemy army.
to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation, as to emotions or natural impulses:
to abandon oneself to grief.
to relinquish (insured property) in case of partial loss, so that the insured can claim a total loss.
Obs. to banish.
Origin of abandon:
1325–75; ME abando(u)nen < MF abandoner for OF (mettre) a bandon (put) under (someone's) jurisdiction =a at, to (< L ad; see ad -) +bandon < Gmc *band; see bond1
a complete surrender to natural impulses without restraint or moderation; freedom from constraint:
to dance with reckless abandon.
Origin of abandon:
1815–25; < F
abandonment, forsaking, desertion(noun)
the act of giving something up
desertion, abandonment, defection(noun)
withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
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.
The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author;
The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
"Since he left her, she's suing him for divorce on grounds of abandonment."
The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier.
A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
Origin: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)
the act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment
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
the relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc
the voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion
careless freedom or ease; abandon
Translations for abandonment
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having been left without any intention of returning to or reclaiming
The police found the abandoned car.; Lack of money led to the abandonment of this plan.
- abandonoPortuguese (BR)
- opuštění, odstoupeníCzech
- die AufgabeGerman
- fráhvarf, það að hætta viðIcelandic
- palikimas, atsisakymasLithuanian
- pamešana; atsacīšanāsLatvian
- het opgevenDutch
- oppgivelse, detå gi oppNorwegian
- porzucenie, rezygnacja (z)Polish
- دريدنه، پريښودنهPashto
- abandon, părăsireRomanian
- zrieknutie sa (čoho)Slovak
- vazgeçme, terk, yarım bırakmaTurkish
- 放棄Chinese (Trad.)
- занедбаність; залишенняUkrainian
- ترک کر دینے کا عملUrdu
- từ bỏVietnamese
- 放弃Chinese (Simp.)
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