aban·don vt
1: to give up with the intent of never again asserting or claiming an interest in (a right or property)
2: to disassociate oneself from or forsake in spite of a duty or responsibility to
abandon one's child
3: to renounce one's obligations and rights under
abandon a contract
4: to fail purposely to bring to completion or fruition
abandon a crime
abandon a lawsuit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (physically leave) verb abscond, absent oneself, back out, be gone, be off, cast off, decamp, defect, depart from, desert, destituere, disappear, emigrate, evacuate, forsake, hominem deserere, leave behind, leave in the lurch, make one's exit, move off, quit, remove from, retreat, run away, secede from, set off, slip away from, take leave, take one's departure, take one's leave, turn one's back on associated concepts: abandoned husband, abandoned land, abandoned property, abandoned wife, desertion II (relinquish) verb abjure, abstain, apostasize, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cease, cede, concede, demit, desert, desist, discard, discontinue, dispense with, dispose of, dispossess oneself of, disuse, divest oneself of, drop, forbear, forego, forsake, forswear, give away, give over, give up, give up claim to, go back on, jettison, lay aside, part with, put aside, quit, render up, renounce, repudiate, resign, sacrifice, set aside, surrender, tergiversate, throw away, throw off, turn away, yield associated concepts: abandon a claim, abandon a crime, renunciate a claim, surrender property III (withdraw) verb ab re desistere, abdicate, back down, back off, back out, forsake, omittere, pull out, quit, rem relinquere, renege, retire, retract, retreat, stand aside, tender one's resignation, vacate office IV index betray (lead astray), cede, disclaim, disinherit, disown (refuse to acknowledge), fail (neglect), flee, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave (depart), pretermit, quit (discontinue), quit (evacuate), reject, relinquish, renege, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire (retreat), retreat, secede, set aside (annul), stop, vacate (leave), vacate (void), withdraw, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To intentionally give up a right or property without any plan of reclaiming it in the future; to desert a spouse or child.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To intentionally and permanently give up, surrender, leave, desert, or relinquish all interest, obligations, or ownership in a house, apartment, or other property (such as a patent), a right of way, or a spouse or children. The word is often used when a tenant has left his or her rental unit and the property inside and does not intend to come back. State landlord-tenant laws typically regulate how the landlord may deal with abandoned property left behind by the tenant. To abandon a child or spouse means to have no contact and give no support for an extended period of time.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 To intentionally give up for all time an assertion or a claim of an interest in property or in a right or privilege.
2 To repudiate, withdraw from, or otherwise disassociate oneself from a duty or responsibility.
3 To intentionally fail to complete.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   to intentionally and permanently give up, surrender, leave, desert or relinquish all interest or ownership in property, a home or other premises, a right of way, and even a spouse, family, or children. The word is often used in situations to determine whether a tenant has left his/her apartment and the property inside and does not intend to come back. Thus, a landlord can take over an apparently abandoned residence, but must store anything a tenant leaves behind and give notice to the tenant before selling the possessions which are left. To abandon children can mean to have no contact and give no support for a year or more.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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