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Definition of Abandonment


  1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  2. 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. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
  4. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
  5. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

Abandonment Quotations

I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online.
Patti Stanger

Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.
Kenny Guinn

Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.
Orson Welles

They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.
Mario Balotelli
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Abandonment Translations

abandonment in Dutch is concessie, cessie, afstand, toegeving
abandonment in German is Aufgabe, Aufgabe {f}, Verlassenheit, Nichtannahme
abandonment in Italian is quesito
abandonment in Portuguese is abandono
abandonment in Swedish is uppgivenhet
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