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Pronunciation:  `deru'likshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  willful negligence
  2. [n]  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"

DERELICTION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: delinquency, willful neglect
 See Also: actus reus, carelessness, misconduct, neglect, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, negligence, nonfeasance, nonperformance, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Der`e*lic"tion\, n. [L. derelictio.]
1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or
   resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.

         Cession or dereliction, actual or tacit, of other
         powers.                               --Burke.

2. A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.

         A total dereliction of military duties. --Sir W.

3. The state of being left or abandoned.

4. (Law) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of
   high-water mark, whereby land is gained.

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