Definitions of abandonment

  1. the act of giving something up
  2. the voluntary surrender of property ( or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
  3. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.
  4. 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.
  5. The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.
  6. The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.
  7. Careless freedom or ease; abandon.
  8. A parent's failure to provide any financial assistance to or communicate with his or her child over a period of time. When this happens, a court may deem the child abandoned by that parent and order that person's parental rights terminated. Abandonment also describes situations in which a child is physically abandoned -- for example, left on a doorstep, delivered to a hospital or put in a trash can. Physically abandoned children are usually placed in orphanages and made available for adoption.
  9. A situation in which the owner of a trademark or service mark does not use the mark for an extended period of time, fails to protest the unauthorized use of the mark by others or lets others use the mark without adequate supervision. If a trademark is abandoned, the owner loses her exclusive rights to the mark.
  10. Total desertion; absence of self- restraint or control.
  11. Act of abandoning: state of being given up.
  12. Desertion; renunciation; state of being given up.
  13. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; a giving up; yielding ( of oneself).
  14. The act of abandoning, or state of being abandoned.
  15. A giving up wholly; a total desertion.