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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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It does mean moving beyond process accountability without jettisoning the procedures that empower parents to participate in their children's education and that give them (and schools) the right to resolve their differences in quasi-legal and legal proceedings.
Consumer Products President Dan Romanelli says that with the forthcoming jettisoning (whether by sale or closure) of the Studio Stores operation, "I don't see a need to replace him now.
Instead of jettisoning the existing system, it should be improved, largely through empowerment of the Postal Rate Commission and continuation of aggressive cost-control measures initiated by the Postmaster General.
After my rep and I calmly went through all the procedures for unsafe-gear indications, he again talked me through jettisoning my external stores.
In the ambitions Noir, Way attempted to recreate the ambiance of Hollywood's film noir era, jettisoning tire nostalgia in favor of evoking the cold war paranoia that fuelled the popular ads in that period of American cultural history.