abandonment

  1. the act of giving something up
  2. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
  3. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away

abandonment

(of well) a term to describe the sealing of a well with cement plugs, and removing the wellhead with no intention of re-entering the well;

Abandonment

Permanent dismantling of a production platform or other installation. i.e. Plugging of a well.

Abandonment

Allowing an option to expire unexercised. Also, withdrawal from a cancellable forward contract to purchase securities.
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abandonment

[n] - the act of giving something up 2. [n] - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
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Abandonment

The voluntary surrender of legal rights or title to a mining claim
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Abandonment

Generally in law, the voluntary relinquishing of all rights, title or possession of property... <a target=_blank href='http://www.finance-glossary.com/terms/abandonment.htm?id=12547&ginPtrCode=00000&PopupMode=false' title='Read full definition of abandonment'>more</a>
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Abandonment

A·ban'don·ment (-m e nt) noun [ Confer French abandonnement .] 1. The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. « The abandonment of the independence of Europe. Burke. » 2. (Mar. Law) The reli...
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abandonment

noun the act of giving something up
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Abandonment

Controlling party giving up rights to property voluntarily.
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Abandonment

• (n.) The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment. • (n.) The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against. • (n.) The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc. &bu...
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abandonment

in Anglo-American property law, the relinquishment of possession of property with an intent to terminate all ownership interests in that property. ...
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Abandonment

[existentialism] Abandonment, in philosophy, refers to the infinite freedom of humanity without the existence of a condemning or omnipotent higher power. Original existentialism explores the liminal experiences of anxiety, death, `the nothing` and nihilism; the rejection of science (and above all, causal explanation) as an adequate framewor...
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Abandonment

[legal] In law, abandonment is the relinquishment, giving up or renunciation of an interest, claim, civil proceedings, appeal, privilege, possession, or right, especially with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting it. Such intentional action may take the form of a discontinuance or a waiver. This broad meaning has a number of ap...
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abandonment

abandonment, in law, voluntary, intentional, and absolute relinquishment of rights or property without conveying them to any other person. Abandonment also means willfully leaving one's spouse or children, intending not to return (see desertion). In many states the abandonment of a child is a crimin...
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Abandonment

The intent and subsequent actions of a tenant that indicate that the tenant has given up the leased premises. Examples include an empty apartment, a return of keys, and utilities turned off.
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Abandonment

n. in broad legal terms it stands for relinquishment of an interest, claim, privilege or possession. Several different contexts are covered by this term with variable meanings, like plaintiff's discontinuance of proceedings (in cases of abandonment of an legal action), surrender of a ship or goods to the insurer (in cases of marine insurance), rele...
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Abandonment

In marine insurance, the term abandonment is employed to designate the case where the party insured gives up his whole interest in the property to the insurer, and claims as for a total loss.
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Abandonment

Abandonment is the act of giving up the ownership of something covered by an insurance policy and treating it as if it has been completely lost or destroyed. If the insurers agree to abandonment, they will pay a total- loss claim. This often occurs in marine insurance if a vessel has run aground in hazardous waters and the cost of recovering it wou...
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Abandonment

The voluntary relinquishment of ownership by failure to use the property, coupled with intent to aba
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Abandonment

Controlling party giving up rights to property voluntarily.
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Abandonment

Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary caregiver with no provisions for continued childca
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Abandonment

[mysticism] Abandonment is a term often used by mystic and ascetic writers to signify the first stage of the union of the soul with God by conforming to His Will. ...
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Abandonment

[emotional] Emotional abandonment is a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure, or discarded. People experiencing emotional abandonment may feel at loss, cut off from a crucial source of sustenance that has been withdrawn either suddenly or through a process of erosion. In a classic abandonment scena...
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