Abandonment
Abandonment A*ban"don*ment (-ment), n. [Cf. F. abandonnement.] 1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. [1913 Webster]

The abandonment of the independence of Europe. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Careless freedom or ease; abandon. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] ||


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