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Meaning of desertion by Wiktionary Dictionary

desertion


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈzɛː( ɹ )ʒən/, /dɪˈzɛː( ɹ )ʃən/
      Rhymes: -ɜː( r )ʃən

    Noun

    desertion ( plural: desertions )

    1. The act of deserting .


Explanation of desertion by Wordnet Dictionary

desertion


    Noun
    1. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

    2. the act of giving something up



    Definition of desertion by GCIDE Dictionary

    desertion


    1. Desertion ( dezẽrshŭn ), n. [L. desertio: cf. F. désertion.]
      1. The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.

      Such a resignation would have seemed to his superior a desertion or a reproach. Bancroft.

      2. The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, “the king in his desertion”.

      3. Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.

      The spiritual agonies of a soul under desertion. South.