Word: ABANDONMENT

The word ABANDONMENT has appeared in at least 4 clues on different crosswords.

ABANDONMENT definition(s):

• Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility.

• maritime law: relinquishment of a property to underwriters

• The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.

• (common law) The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.

• careless freedom

• The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.

• The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. th century.><ref name=SOED>Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 <1933>, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2</ref>

• The self-surrender to an outside influence. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.

• An abandoned building or structure.

• withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

• The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier by railroad.

• relinquishment of a right, claim or privilege

• refusal to receive freight

• the act of giving something up

• voluntary leaving of a person

• cessation of service

• The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• The act of giving something up.

• the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

• 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. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.

• (common law) The relinquishment of a right, claim or privilege, as to mill site, etc.

• abdication (responsibility, right)

• Abandon; careless freedom or ease; surrender to one's emotions. th century.><ref name=SOED/>

• (maritime 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.

• (rare) Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

• act of abandoning

Clue(s)
Being forsaken
Desertion
Jilting
State of desertion