(?), n. [L. derelictio.] 1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
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Cession or dereliction, actual or tacit, of other powers.
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2. A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.
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A total dereliction of military duties.
Sir W. Scott.
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3. The state of being left or abandoned.
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4. (Law) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
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