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Multiple Meanings
derelict — as in:  derelict in her duty

They are derelict in not addressing this problem sooner.
failing to fulfill one’s responsibilities — especially through lack of effort
derelict — as in:  derelict ship

We want to put those derelict buildings to better use.
in terrible condition — often abandoned

More rarely (and typically in older literature), derelict can refer to a person who is unable to support himself and is abandoned by society.
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