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Pronunciation:  ub'andunmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
  2. [n]  the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
  3. [n]  the act of giving something up

ABANDONMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: defection, desertion, forsaking
 See Also: abscondment, absence without leave, apostasy, bolt, decampment, deviationism, discard, disposal, disposition, exposure, rejection, tergiversation, throwing away, unauthorized absence, withdrawal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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;

4. Careless freedom or ease; abandon. [R.] --Carlyle.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreams of being abandonned often reflect feelings of low self-esteem and undesirability more than literal concerns of betrayal or desertion. If we have been feeling low or have suffered a setback in our romantic or professional life, this dream is a call to action. It is time to identify your goals, so you can feel better about yourself and leave these dreams behind!