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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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(Others say what they're doing could be dereliction of duty.
It named 10 officials suspected of dereliction of duty and one suspected of abuse of power.
Gupta, Executive Engineer (Power) Vinay Kumar, District Supply Officer Sanjeev Kumar, Deputy Agriculture Director Shivdutt Tiwari, Executive Engineer (RES) Vijay Kumar Dubey and District Mining Officer Ram Kumar Tantua have been suspended for dereliction of duty," stated the information department of the state in Lucknow.
In contrast, 'historic dereliction' kills popular interest in the area and, ironically, in its very history!
In recent years work has been done on the old Custom House with the aid of grant funding, but who wants to fight their way through an area of dereliction to get to it?
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.
"Four FPS guards who were on duty on the Medicine City gates were detained for dereliction despite strict orders to them to tighten measures on vehicles entering the facility," Attiya added.
If the collapse of credit union corporate exposed anything at all, it brought to light the dereliction of the NCUA's oversight responsibilities which played heavily on corporate failures.
The decision follows a probe at the Agency that discovered numerous violations such as dereliction over lack of monitoring and control on Michev's part of renovations at a center housing refugees in the village of Baniya, in the Nova Zagora municipality.
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."
Shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieve said the statistics reflect "a reckless dereliction" on the Government's part of its duty to protect the public.
Might the future choice on these patches of land be continued dereliction - as much as anything for lack of money to development, by the building of flats, offices, restaurants, bars and other amenities?
Karpinski was demoted to colonel for alleged dereliction of duty - a charge she has vehemently denied.
THIS 17th Century Welsh farmhouse was rescued from dereliction in 1975, by artists John and Carol Wynne Morris, and since then has been lovingly restored into the most perfect home for anyone seeking peace and tranquility.