dereliction

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dereliction

The gradual receding of water to leave dry land.
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For all we pay, we shouldn't be stuck with lame excuses for inexcusable derelictions of duty.
He saw artistic derelictions as moral derelictions, and bad art as an impediment to moral progress.
When the contributors charged that certain derelictions of the United States Supreme Court had cast doubts upon "the legitimacy of the regime," some respondents claimed that they had gone too far.