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- (UK) IPA: /ˈdɛɹɛ.lɪk.ʃən/, /ˈdɛɹɪ.lɪk.ʃən/, /ˈdɛɹə.lɪk.ʃən/; X-SAMPA: /"dErE.lIk.S@n/, /"dErI.lIk.S@n/
- willful neglect of one's duty
- The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.
- What he did was a terrible dereliction of duty.
- the act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned