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abandonment - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'abandonment' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abandonment [ n.]
- The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
- 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.
- The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
- The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
- Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

Meaning of 'abandonment' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abandonment [ n]
Meaning (1):
- withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
Example in sentence:
  • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless