Der`e*lic"tion (?), n. [L. derelictio.]


The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.

Cession or dereliction, actual or tacit, of other powers. Burke.


A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.

A total dereliction of military duties. Sir W. Scott.


The state of being left or abandoned.

4. Law

A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.


© Webster 1913.

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