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Noun: abandonment  u'ban-dun-munt
  1. The act of giving something up
    - forsaking, desertion
  2. Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless";
    - desertion, defection
  3. The voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

Derived forms: abandonments

Type of: disposal, disposition, rejection, withdrawal

Encyclopedia: Abandonment