derelict
I (abandoned) adjective adrift, avoided, cast aside, cast off, castaway, deserted, desolate, discarded, disowned, dispensed with, excluded, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, given up, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned, left, lonely, lonesome, neglected, on the fringe of society, outcast, rejected, relinquished, repudiated, scorned, scrapped, set adrift, shunned, solitary, thrown overboard, uncared for, unclaimed, unfortunate, unfriended, unowned, unpossessed, unwanted, wretched, written off associated concepts: derelict property II (negligent) adjective careless, delinquent, disregardful, dutiless, failing in duty, faithless, faulty, heedless, improvident, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, lax, neglectful, neglecting, regardless, remiss, slack, thoughtless, uncircumspect, unconcerned, unfaithful, unheedful, unheeding, uninterested, unmindful, unobservant, unwatchful III noun displaced person, drifter, exile, fugitive, ne'er-do-well, outcast, pariah, scamp, tramper, vagrant, wanderer, wastrel IV index broken (unfulfilled), degenerate, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), discard, disobedient, faithless, lax, negligent, pariah, recreant, remiss

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


derelict
adj.
In poor condition; neglected; abandoned.
n.
(1) A homeless person.
(2) A boat abandoned on the sea whose master and crew are not expected to return.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


derelict
Something or someone who is abandoned, such as a ship left to drift at sea or a homeless person ignored by family and society.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


derelict
1 n. Archaic An object that has been abandoned by its owner; an individual who is homeless, drunk or disorderly.
2 adj. Of property, that it is abandoned; of a person, that he is remiss in his duties.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

derelict
n.
   something or someone who is abandoned, such as a ship left to drift at sea or a homeless person ignored by family and society.
   See also: abandon, dereliction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Derelict — Der e*lict, n. (Law) (a) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea. (b) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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