Definition of desertion in English:

desertion

Syllabification: de·ser·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˈzərSHən
 
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noun

1The action of deserting a person, cause, or organization: her mother 's desertion of her family
More example sentences
  • We confined our trapping to the late stages of incubation to minimize nest desertion due to trapping procedures.
  • Often the socio-economic implications arising out of desertions by the spouse is overlooked by society.
  • Paradoxically, the distrust is further fuelled by the desertion of an assistant counsel on the team last month.
Synonyms
abandonment, leaving, jiltingdefection; betrayal, renunciation, repudiation, apostasy
formal abjuration
absconding, running away, truancy, going absent without leave, taking French leave, escape; defection, treason Militarygoing AWOL
1.1 Military The action of illegally leaving the armed forces: three officers were shot for desertion the number of desertions was rising
More example sentences
  • According to the CBS News programme 60 Minutes, there have been 5,500 desertions amongst US troops.
  • In 1921 King George V granted him a pardon on the desertion charge.
  • He just finished serving 30 days in jail for his 1965 desertion.

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