Definition of Defecting

1. Verb. (present participle of defect) ¹

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Definition of Defecting

1. defect [v] - See also: defect

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defecting

defecation reflex
defect of speech
defecting (current term)
defective bacteriophage
defective interfering particle
defective number
defective numbers
defective on arrival
defective organism
defective phage
defective pleading

Literary usage of Defecting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1851)
"Christendom, when in great danger, by defecting the Tarla under the walk of Vienna, and permanently arresting thereby the tide of their conquests ..."

2. Memoirs of John Evelyn ...: Comprising His Diary, from 1641-1705-6. And a by John Evelyn (1871)
"... wise, stoute, and' most worthy prelate ; I looke on this as agreate stroke to the poore Church of England, now in this defecting period. 18. ..."

3. Angola Unravels: The Rise and Fall of the Lusaka Peace Process by Alex Vines, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"... In October 1998 another defecting UNITA official, Capt. Damba Zau, alleged that Yugoslav- manufactured AK-47 rifles were flown to Andulo, Bailundo, ..."

4. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"At about 5 PM, the first or advance truck of defecting soldiers, ... Some of the defecting soldiers in that truck said they noticed a small white car ..."

5. Afghanistan: First Five Years of Soviet Occupation by J. Bruce Amstutz (1994)
"According to a defecting army officer, Brigadier Mohammad Ayub Osmani, ... According to a defecting DRA medical officer in 1983, a majority of officers ..."

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