Translation of desertion in Spanish:

desertion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzɜːrʃən; dɪˈzɜːʃən/

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  • 1.1 [Mil] deserción (f); [Pol] defección (f)
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    • 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.
    1.2 (of family, place) abandono (m)
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    • 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.
    1.3 (of cause, principles) deserción (f)

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