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{n: abandonment, forsaking, desertion} the act of giving something up



{n: abandonment} the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

{n: bolt} a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

{n: desertion, abandonment, defection} withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"


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