Definition for DER-E-LIC'TION

DER-E-LIC'TION, n. [L. derelictio.]

  1. The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim; an utter forsaking; abandonment.
  2. The state of being left or abandoned. – Hooker.
  3. The leaving or receding from; as, the dereliction of the sea. – Blackstone.

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