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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·ban·don·ment n.
 1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
    The abandonment of the independence of Europe.   --Burke.
 2. Mar. 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.
 3. Com. Law (a) The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc. (b) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
 4. Careless freedom or ease; abandon. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of giving something up [syn: forsaking, desertion]
      2: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or
         responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children
         left them penniless" [syn: desertion, defection]
      3: the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property)
         without attempting to reclaim it or give it away