dereliction of duty


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dereliction of duty

An intentional and egregious failure to perform one's required duty or uphold one's responsibility. The coach was fired for a dereliction of duty when he failed to report the incident.
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Though the bill has received vociferous opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party which has described it as anti-majority, it is gradually gathering support with several groups and individuals rooting for an all-India campaign to create awareness that if the bill is passed, it would only create a safer society for all Indians and ensure action against the government, bureaucrats, police and security agencies for dereliction of duty.
Those charged include a First Lieutenant, who faces eight counts of dereliction of duty, two Staff Sergeants, three Sergeants and two Specialists.
By that standard, the PM was also in conspiracy so far as dereliction of duty is concerned.
In his interim report, Justice (retired) Muzaffar Jan has found the Shopian district administration guilty of "destroying vital evidence, not preserving the scene of crime, interfering with post-mortem report and dereliction of duty.
Chauvin's complaint of dereliction of duty against Chief Freitas, the vote was 3-1, with Mr.
Though the American people might regard any other decision as a dereliction of duty, Mr.
It would be a dereliction of duty if the elected members of this great city allowed our club to move out of this city without a fight.
Zheng Xiaoyu was convicted of taking bribes and dereliction of duty at a court in Beijing.
Shanahan documents this dereliction of duty, to the detriment of the children.
THERE'S a lesson to be learned from the tale of the Los Angeles Zoo employee who was forced to resign after failing to raise the alarm about Gita the elephant, who later died: Dereliction of duty while in employ of the city only matters when the victims are of the nonhuman variety.
Issues such as failure to take rape complaints seriously, officer involvement in illegal pornography and the incidents of gross dereliction of duty are of particular concern to us and will be the key focus for our managed investigation.
Military policeman Charles Graner, 36, had been found guilty on Friday of 10 charges of maltreatment, assault and dereliction of duty.
If anyone of us (in the Canadian military) were found guilty of Dereliction of Duty and phrases used such as "flagrantly disregarded a direct order," "exercised a total lack of basic discipline," "blatantly ignored the applicable rules of engagement," and "'showed callous misbehaviour in his actions.
Fujimori is wanted on various charges in Peru, including murdering citizens, torturing a journalist, embezzlement of public funds and dereliction of duty.