(Law) Willful abandonment of a spouse or child owed a duty of support.
A negligent act or a failure to act.
The state of being abandoned or forsaken; loneliness:
A means of evading; a subterfuge.
Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation:
A fault: misdeed
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
The state or fact of being neglected:
An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
(Law) The lack of liability associated with the failure to act.
Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
Find another word for dereliction. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dereliction, like: relinquishment, desertion, abandonment, negligence, forsaking, desolation, evasion, nonperformance, carelessness, crime and default.