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

 

Hyponyms: abscondment, decampment, absence without leave, unauthorized absence, deviationism, discard, throwing away, exposure, apostasy, tergiversation, bolt

 

Derivational Morphology: defect, desert, abandon, forsake, desolate, give up

 

 
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