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“… level to the abandonment of state and …”

meanings of abandonment


  1. A refusal to receive freight so damaged in transit as to be worthless and render carrier liable for its value.
  2. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege; relinquishment of right to secure a patent by an inventor; relinquishment of copyright by an author.
  3. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband or child; desertion.
  4. An abandoned building or structure.
  5. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  6. 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.
  7. The self-surrender to an outside influence.
  8. The cessation of service on a particular segment of the lines of a common carrier, as granted by a government agency.
  9. Abandon; careless freedom or ease; surrender to one's emotions.