abandonment (plural abandonments)

  1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
    • The abandonment of the independence of Europe. - Burke.
  2. (Maritime 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. (Common Law): The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
  4. (Common Law): The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
    • "Well, since he left her, she"s suing him for divorce on grounds of abandonment."
  5. the cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier by railroad.
  6. refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
  7. (Rare): Careless freedom or ease; abandon. - Thomas Carlyle

11 letters in word "abandonment": A A B D E M N N N O T.

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