Abandonment of Property Law and Legal Definition

Abandonment of property is the relinquishment of a right or of property with the intention of not reclaiming it or reassuming its ownership or enjoyment. Under some jurisdictions, except in the case of a perfect legal title to a corporeal hereditament, every right or interest in, title to, or ownership of property may be lost by abandonment, and this rule applies to mining rights and privileges. [Ellis v. Brown, 177 F.2d 677 (6th Cir. Ky. 1949)].