abandonment (of a spouse)

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English-Chinese law dictionary (法律英汉双解大词典). 2013.

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  • abandonment — aban·don·ment n 1: the act of abandoning property or a right: as a: relinquishment by an inventor of the right to enforce a patent see also dedication b: an author s relinquishment to the public domain of his or her copyrighted work c …   Law dictionary

  • Abandonment — For the existentialist concept, see Abandonment (existentialism). Abandon redirects here. For other uses, see Abandon (disambiguation). Abandoned houses in Seacroft, Leeds, UK The term abandonment has a multitude of uses, legal and extra legal.… …   Wikipedia

  • abandonment — The surrender, relinquishment, disclaimer, or cession of property or of rights. Voluntary relinquishment of all right, title, claim and possession, with the intention of not reclaiming it. State v. Bailey, 97 N. J.Super. 396, 235 A.2d 214, 216.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • abandonment of spouse — The unjustified separation of one spouse from the other with the deliberate intention of the offender to terminate the matrimonial relation. Bennett v Bennett, 197 Md 408, 79 A2d 513, 29 ALR2d 467. As the word is used in the state of Kentucky in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Xue family murder and abandonment — Nai Yin Xue Nai Yin Xue mugshot Charge(s) Murder Conviction(s) Murder …   Wikipedia

  • wilful desertion of spouse — A desertion of one s spouse with evil intent and malice; a desertion in disregard of the duty to one s spouse. 27 Am J1st H & W § 437. As a ground for divorce: abandonment of one s spouse with an intent to terminate the marriage relation or an… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • malicious abandonment — noun law : desertion of one spouse by the other without just cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • desertion — de·ser·tion n: the forsaking of a person, post, or relationship: as a: permanent withdrawal from living with one s spouse without the spouse s consent and without cause or justification ◇ Desertion is a ground for divorce in many states. b:… …   Law dictionary

  • desertion — de•ser•tion [[t]dɪˈzɜr ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of deserting or the state of being deserted 2) law willful abandonment of a spouse, dependent children, etc., in violation of legal or moral obligations • Etymology: 1585–95; < L… …   From formal English to slang

  • desertion — /dəˈzɜʃən/ (say duh zershuhn) noun 1. the act of deserting. 2. the state of being deserted. 3. Law (formerly) a ground for divorce involving the abandonment of one spouse by the other with the intention of ending cohabitation …   Australian English dictionary

  • Indian divorce — A divorce of husband and wife married and continuing to live in Indian territory, in accordance with established custom among the Indian tribe, effected completely by separation by mutual consent. 24 Am J2d Div & S § 8. A divorce in accordance… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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