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Definition of abandon:

  1. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
  2. Abandonment; relinquishment.
  3. Reflexively: To give ( one's self) up without attempt at self- control; to yield ( one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense.
  4. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  5. To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
  6. To relinquish all claim to; - used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.


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