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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; The act of giving something up.

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  • The term desertion is also applied to a cleric's abandonment of his benefice, whether it be residential or non-residential.
  • The greatest desertion from the English regiments is among the musicians composing the bands.
  • She was boarded, searched and four persons taken from the crew charged with desertion from the English navy.
  • And some think that such a malicious desertion is as much a dissolution of the marriage-covenant as death itself. for more
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