Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Abandoning possession, which is sometimes used in the phrase "dereliction of duty." It includes abandoning a ship, which then becomes a derelict which salvagers can board. 2) Increase of land due to gradual lowering of a tide line (which means the land is building up).
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:14 pm