Definition of Defector

1. Noun. A person who abandons their duty (as on a military post).

Exact synonyms: Deserter
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Offender, Wrongdoer
Specialized synonyms: Deviationist, Draft Dodger, Draft Evader, Renegade, Walk-in
Derivative terms: Defect, Desert, Desert



Definition of Defector

1. Noun. one who defects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Defector

1. one that defects [n -S] - See also: defects

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defector

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defective organism
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defector (current term)
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Literary usage of Defector

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

1. Loosen the Knots and Tangles by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"On occasion, a defector will be hired as a contract employee to do specialized ... The defector's adjustment to his new country is often quite difficult. ..."

2. Cambodia at War by Dinah PoKempner, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1995)
"According to one high-ranking defector, minor offenses, such as petty theft or disobeying orders on how to cultivate land, were handled by ..."

3. Of Moles and Molehunters: A Review of Counterintelligence Literature, 1977-92 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"When Nosenko did not confess that he was a false defector, ... Moreover, no other Soviet source or defector has ever reported the existence of two RGBs, ..."

4. Final Report of the Kennedy Assassination Records Review Boardby John R. Tunheim by John R. Tunheim (1999)
"Many researchers have asked how Lee Harvey Oswald, a defector to the Soviet Union, could have been allowed to re-enter the United States in 1962 with his ..."

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