|1.||[ noun ] the act of giving something up|
|Related terms:||rejection exposure apostasy bolt defect|
|2.||[ noun ] withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility|
"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
|Related terms:||withdrawal abscondment absence_without_leave deviationism defect|
|3.||[ noun ] the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away|
|Related terms:||disposal discard discard jettison abandon|