dereliction of duty

Definition of "dereliction of duty"
  1. The intentional or careless failure to carry out one's responsibilities, or doing so inadequately
How to use "dereliction of duty" in a sentence
  1. The officer was fired for dereliction of duty when he failed to respond to the urgent call.
  2. Her case of dereliction of duty led to a major project failure.
  3. Charges of dereliction of duty were leveled against the manager who missed several important deadlines.

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