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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; The state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes).

Usage examples (35)
  • Her mentor handles what he calls her defection very poorly and they have not spoken to one another in six months.
  • Oh, another defection from the carnival Hillary camp .... can you spell incompetent. mrsingh
  • America saw a hint of this recently with Senator Liberman's defection from the Democratic party.
  • I-- let's -- let's take out the word defection, and just say Republicans who have been critical of John McCain. for more
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