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Definition of abandonment:

  1. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
  2. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  3. 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.
  4. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
  5. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.

Synonyms:

abandon, incontinence, giving up, desertion, quitclaim, defection, waiver, demission, forsaking, unrestraint, keep, wantonness, wildness, restraint.

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