dereliction : Definition, Usages, News and More

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de ruh lik shuhn

  • n  a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    his derelictions were not really intended as crimes
  • n  willful negligence

  • The general also dismissed dereliction of duty charges brought against Capt.
  • Five other soldiers have been charged, four of them for conspiring with Green and one for dereliction of duty for not reporting the crimes.
  • After pictures of Cardona using the animal to threaten Iraqis were made public, he was convicted in May of dereliction of duty and aggravated assault, the equivalent of a felony in .
News & Articles

  • The real scandal: According observer status to the world’s most powerful leader
    Sol W. Sanders One of the more bizarre aspects of the current deluge of Washington scandals is that their very numbers permit President Barack Obama to finesse and continue to play a role as No. 1 observer and chief political fundraiser. The almost weekly additions to news of the administration’s dereliction of duty and [...]
    June 17, 2013 - World Tribune
  • Brazil police say eight firemen evaded duty at deadly nightclub blaze: TV
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police accused eight firefighters of dereliction of duty for their alleged failure to enforce fire codes at a nightclub where a January 27 blaze resulted in the deaths of 242 people, the Record TV network reported on Wednesday. The accused, all men, were responsible for inspections of the Boate Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, a university town in Brazil's ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • EDITORIAL: Local officials must slow down spending
    Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to eliminate municipal revenue sharing in the next two-year budget was roundly, and rightly, denounced by local officials throughout Maine. It was a dereliction of duty on the part of the governor, who acted tough while passing all the work and tough decisions to the cities and towns.
    June 13, 2013 - American Journal

  • Jerry Brown in ABC News
    There's absolutely no justification for the administrator's action,Attorney General Jerry Brown told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday. "It's illegal. It's unconscionable and a gross dereliction of duty."
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    We can't return to the dereliction of duty that helped deliver this recession,Mr. Obama said. "America can't afford to wait, and we can't look backwards."
  • Martha Coakley in FOXNews
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley called the EPA's pace of action "a shameful dereliction of duty."

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