IPA: ʌbˈændʌnmʌnt


  • The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  • The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
  • An abandoned building or structure.
  • (law) The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author.
  • (law) The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  • The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.
  • A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
  • The self-surrender to an outside influence.
  • Abandon; careless freedom or ease; surrender to one's emotions.

Examples of "abandonment" in Sentences

  • The abandonment of the city remains a mystery.
  • The dereliction and abandonment of the fort continued.
  • I keep hearing about this McCain abandonment thing, so I decided to Google it.
  • Whether abandonment is caused by death or a willing disregard seems a moot point if you're the child.
  • Clinton said when asked why he did what he did "Because I could" similarly the prevalence of father-abandonment is because more men can leave.
  • The women broke into a wailing chant, swaying backward and forward in abandonment, while one by one the men succumbed to the excitement till only Sime remained.
  • But Tamte isn't atop a soapbox regaling a tale of sudden abandonment from the Japanese publisher, saying that Konami was very honest about its position, though he recalls how surprised his team was when they found out they had lost funding.

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