What does abandonment mean?

Definitions for abandonment
aban·don·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abandonment, forsaking, desertion(noun)

    the act of giving something up

  2. desertion, abandonment, defection(noun)

    withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

  3. abandonment(noun)

    the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

Wiktionary

  1. abandonment(Noun)

    The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  2. abandonment(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  3. abandonment(Noun)

    The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author;

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  4. abandonment(Noun)

    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."

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  5. abandonment(Noun)

    The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier.

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  6. abandonment(Noun)

    A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

  7. abandonment(Noun)

    Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

    Etymology: From abandonnement, from abandonner; abandonner was originally equivalent to , bandon being from bandum, bannum (See also English banns.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abandonment(noun)

    the act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment

    Etymology: [Cf. F. abandonnement.]

  2. Abandonment(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. abandonnement.]

  3. Abandonment(noun)

    the relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. F. abandonnement.]

  4. Abandonment(noun)

    the voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion

    Etymology: [Cf. F. abandonnement.]

  5. Abandonment(noun)

    careless freedom or ease; abandon

    Etymology: [Cf. F. abandonnement.]

Freebase

  1. Abandonment

    The term abandonment has a multitude of uses, legal and extra-legal. Abandonment, in law, is the relinquishment or renunciation of an interest, claim, privilege, possession, or right, especially with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting it. Such intentional action may take the form of a discontinuance or a waiver. This broad meaning has a number of applications in different branches of law. In common law jurisdictions, both common law abandonment and statutory abandonment of property may be recognized. Common law abandonment may be generally defined as "the relinquishment of a right [in property] by the owner thereof without any regard to future possession by himself or any other person, and with the intention to foresake [sic] or desert the right...." or as "the voluntary relinquishment of a thing by its owner with the intention of terminating his ownership, and without [the intention of] vesting ownership in any other person; the giving up of a thing absolutely, without reference to any particular person or purpose...." By contrast, an example of statutory abandonment is the abandonment by a bankruptcy trustee under 11 U.S.C. § 554. In Scots law, failure to assert a legal right in a way that implies abandonment of that property is called taciturnity.

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How to say abandonment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abandonment in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abandonment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of abandonment in a Sentence

  1. James Grazioplene:

    The betrayal and the abandonment, in that moment, by the highest military court in this land, I'm not sure which was worse and more painful to experience, what my father did or how I felt walking out of that conference room that day.

  2. Kim Kye Gwan:

    If the U.S. is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and cannot but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-U.S. summit, we have already stated our intention for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and made clear on several occasions that precondition for denuclearization is to put an end to anti-DPRK hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the United States.

  3. Andy Mooney:

    The 10 percent who make it through the first year own an average of seven guitars, when we gathered the data and looked at the facts, we said, 'Oh my God, if we just reduced the abandonment rate by even 10 percent, we could perhaps double the size of the industry.'.

  4. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    With the rejection of the rules of the euro zone ... negotiations about a programme worth billions are barely conceivable, tsipras and his government are leading the Greek people on a path of bitter abandonment and hopelessness.

  5. Chris Coons:

    It was not an abandonment of principles. It was simply a courtesy to a friend who would do the same for me. I think we need more of that in the Senate, and I think we need more of that in this country.

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Translations for abandonment

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  • هجر, هجرانArabic
  • напускане, изоставянеBulgarian
  • Überlassen, Aufgabe, PreisgabeGerman
  • απάρνησηGreek
  • dezerteco, naturecoEsperanto
  • abandonoSpanish
  • lakkauttaminen, hylkääminen, luovuttaminen, holtittomuus, palauttaminen, luovutus, palautus, luopuminenFinnish
  • tréigeanIrish
  • abandonamento, abandono, abnegationInterlingua
  • abbandono, rinuncia, abnegazioneItalian
  • 放棄Japanese
  • 포기Korean
  • oppgivelseNorwegian
  • verlating, ongedwongenheid, in de steek laten, achterlating, afstand, vrachtweigering, opgave, veronachtzaming, overgave, nonchalence, overlating, verwaarlozing, uitbundigheid, abandonnementDutch
  • oppgjevingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • dereliksjonNorwegian
  • abandonoPortuguese
  • renunțare, abandon, abandonareRomanian
  • отка́з, абандо́н, покида́ние, оставле́ниеRussian
  • pagpapabayâTagalog
  • абандон, залишення, відмоваUkrainian

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