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1    delinquency, evasion, failure, faithlessness, fault, neglect, negligence, nonperformance, remissness  
2    abandonment, abdication, desertion, forsaking, relinquishment, renunciation  
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If a building or a piece of land is in a state of dereliction, it is deserted or abandoned.      n-uncount  
The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction.     

dereliction of duty     
Dereliction of duty is deliberate or accidental failure to do what you should do as part of your job.  
FORMAL      n-uncount   (=negligence)  
He pleaded guilty to wilful dereliction of duty.     

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