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n. 1) abandoning possession, which is sometimes used in the phrase "dereliction of duty." It includes abandoning a ship, which then becomes a "derelict" which salvagers can board. 2) an old expression for increase of land due to gradual lowering of a tide line (which means the land is building up).

See also: derelict 

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The People's Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill Publisher Fine Communications