What does dereliction mean?

Definitions for dereliction
ˌdɛr əˈlɪk ʃəndere·lic·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquency, dereliction, willful neglect(noun)

    a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

    "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

  2. dereliction(noun)

    willful negligence


  1. dereliction(Noun)

    willful neglect of one's duty

  2. dereliction(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dereliction(noun)

    the act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment

  2. Dereliction(noun)

    a neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment

  3. Dereliction(noun)

    the state of being left or abandoned

  4. Dereliction(noun)

    a retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained

  5. Origin: [L. derelictio.]

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How to say dereliction in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dereliction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dereliction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dereliction in a Sentence

  1. Liu Bingjiang:

    This is a dereliction of supervision duty and it should be resolutely resisted.

  2. Patrick Leahy:

    And it would be a sheer dereliction of duty for the Senate not to have a hearing, not to have a vote.

  3. George Zimmerman:

    To me, that was clearly a dereliction of duty, pitting Americans against each other solely based on race.

  4. Patrick Leahy:

    The fact is, when you elect a president, you have to assume a Supreme Court vacancy, he is going to make the nomination, and it would be a sheer dereliction of duty for the Senate not to have a hearing, not to have a vote.

  5. Vanita Gupta:

    Those in positions of power have a responsibility to speak out against hateful rhetoric that does tangible harm to our most marginalized communities, anything less than wholesale public condemnation of hate speech -- especially stemming from our own government -- is a dereliction of our duty as Americans.

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  • Pflichtversäumnis, Dienstpflichtverletzung, DereliktionGerman
  • déréliction, prévaricationFrench
  • הַזנָחָהHebrew
  • халатность, заброшенность, оставлениеRussian
  • لاپرواہیUrdu

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