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Defection

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Noun

1. abandonment, defection, desertion

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

Example Sentences:
'his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless'

2. apostasy, defection, renunciation

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Defection

see synonyms of defection
noun
1. 
the act or an instance of defecting
2. 
abandonment of duty, allegiance, principles, etc; backsliding
3.  another word for defect (sense 1), defect (sense 2)

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Defection

see synonyms of defection
noun
1. 
abandonment of loyalty, duty, or principle; desertion
2. 
the act of defecting from one's country
3. 
a failing or failure

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Defection

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n.
An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency. See Synonyms at blemish.
intr.v. (dĭ-fĕkt) de·fect·ed, de·fect·ing, de·fects
1. To disown allegiance to one's country and take up residence in another: a Soviet citizen who defected to Israel.
2. To abandon a position or association, often to join an opposing group: defected from the party over the issue of free trade.

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