dereliction

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dereliction /ˌderəˈlɪkʃən/ noun
dereliction
/ˌderəˈlɪkʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of DERELICTION
formal
[noncount]
: the act of no longer caring for, using, or doing something : the act of abandoning something
: the condition of being no longer cared for
[singular] law : failure to do your job or duty : failure to do what you should do
Dereliction is usually used to refer to the crime that is committed when a military officer or police officer fails to do an important part of his or her job.
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