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Noun: dereliction  ,de-ru'lik-shun
  1. A tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes";
    - delinquency, willful neglect [N. Amer], wilful neglect [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Wilful negligence

Derived forms: derelictions

Type of: actus reus, carelessness, misconduct, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonperformance, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Dereliction