Definitions of "dereliction"
  1. Deliberately giving up property rights or duties
  2. The condition when something, generally property, has been left unattended irresponsibly
  3. When water withdraws from the land, leaving it barren permanently
  4. Intentional and conscious disregard of responsibilities or duties
How to use "dereliction" in a sentence
  1. The dereliction of the old factory site led to problems with squatters and vandalism.
  2. Due to climate changes and dereliction, the once lush valley stood barren and dry.
  3. If the manager keeps showing dereliction to his duties, his position might be at risk.

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