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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: derelictus, past participle of derelinquere 'to leave something you are responsible for'

derelict

1 adjective
     
der‧e‧lict1
a derelict building or piece of land is in very bad condition because it has not been used for a long time

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