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(v. t.) To relinquish all claim to; - used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
(v.) Abandonment; relinquishment.
(v. t.) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
(v. t.) To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
(v. t.) Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; - often in a bad sense.
(n.) A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Abandon'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/abandon.html. 1828.