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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
1. Moral Obligations
 
927. Dereliction of Duty.
 
  
NOUN:DERELICTION OF DUTY; fault (guilt) [See Guilt]; sin (vice) [See Vice]; nonobservance, nonperformance, noncoöperation; indolence, neglect, relaxation, infraction, violation, transgression, failure, evasion; eyeservice; dead letter.
  SLACKER, loafer, time-killer; eyeserver, eyeservant; striker; noncoöperator.
  
VERB:VIOLATE; break, break through; infringe; set aside, set at naught; encroach upon, trench upon; trample -on, - under foot; slight, get by [slang], neglect, evade, renounce, forswear, repudiate; wash one’s hands of; escape, transgress, fail.
  call to account (disapprobation) [See Disapprobation].
  
QUOTATION:There never was a bad man that had ability for good service.—Burke

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