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dereliction /ˌderəˈlɪkʃən/  

  • noun
    [noncount] the act of no longer caring for, using, or doing something :the act of abandoning something
    the dereliction of a cause by its leaders
    the condition of being no longer cared for
    The building is in a state of dereliction. [=is in poor condition from being abandoned]
    [singular] law :failure to do your job or duty :failure to do what you should do
    The officer was formally charged with dereliction of duty.
    a serious dereliction of duty
    Dereliction is usually used to refer to the crime that is committed when a military officer or police officer fails to do an important part of his or her job.