abandonment abandonment  /ə ˈbæn dən mənt/


  1. (n) the act of giving something up
  2. (n) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
  3. (n) the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away



  1. Meanwhile, state fines for abandonment run a lot lower, as little as $100.
  2. According to Fritzl's account, she neglected him and subjected him to traumatic experiences like abandonment.
  3. Divorce, death, abandonment and unwed pregnancy have resulted in an ever growing number of single-parent families in this culture.


  1. Residents losing optimism as Bridgeton Landfill odor remains following work

    (KMOV.com) – The Bridgeton Landfill, having completed it’s pipe abandonment project, is set to begin the next phase of improvements. Despite the pipe project being completed, the smell is continuing to plague residents. “ I took the dog out for a walk, got about 2 blocks away,” said Alice Mack. “My eyes started to burn my nose burned, I started wheezing- it was nauseating. So we came back.” Mack ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  2. Neighborhood seeks economic growth, starting with street improvements

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Drivers heading through the area of Central Avenue and Fall Creek Parkway will likely notice new lanes going both directions. “We wanted to figure out what would be the best way to address the abandonment issues and the …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

  3. Nacogdoches Boy's Ranch closes after providing support for two decades

    A place that has cared for boys dealing with abuse and abandonment has closed.      The boys ranch in nacogdoches shut down June 6 and will no longer provide support for youth males in Texas.Copyright
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches

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  1. "At end of this, let me just emphasize again, at the end of this we have to have the abandonment of all programs, weapons and materials," Rice said.
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters

  2. In a statement released today by his solicitors, Megrahi said: "I have returned to Tripoli with my unjust conviction still in place. As a result of the abandonment of my appeal I have been deprived of the opportunity to clear my name through the...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "We are closely watching the development to make sure North Korea makes the right decision toward nuclear abandonment," Abe told a Parliamentary committee session Tuesday morning.
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Shinzo Abe Source: Guardian Unlimited

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