abandonment

Definitions

General English

  • noun the act or process of leaving someone or something without help

Accounting

  • noun an act of giving up voluntarily something that you own, such as an option or the right to a property

Construction

  • To surrender the right or claim of interest without specifically transferring it;
  • The act of deserting one's obligations under a contract frequently manifested by removing personnel, materials, and equipment from the job site.

Law

  • noun the act of giving up either the whole or part of a claim put forward during civil litigation
  • noun the act of a parent or guardian leaving a child on their own in circumstances covered by the Children and Young Persons Act 1933
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