Definition of Desertion

1. Noun. Withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility. "His abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

Exact synonyms: Abandonment, Defection
Generic synonyms: Withdrawal
Specialized synonyms: Abscondment, Decampment, Absence Without Leave, Unauthorized Absence, Deviationism
Derivative terms: Abandon, Defect, Desert



2. Noun. The act of giving something up.
Exact synonyms: Abandonment, Forsaking
Generic synonyms: Rejection
Specialized synonyms: Exposure, Apostasy, Tergiversation, Bolt
Derivative terms: Abandon, Abandon, Desert

Definition of Desertion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Desertion

1. Noun. The act of deserting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desertion

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Desertion

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

1. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1908)
"Divorce, desertion, absence justified by the conduct of the other spouse, 619. desertion, advances and concessions to terminate, 624, 625. desertion, ..."

2. A Manual for Courts-martial, Courts of Inquiry, and of Other Procedure Under by United States War Dept (1916)
"See the definition of desertion under the next preceding article. As to knowingly, see remarks under the fifty-fifth article. ..."

3. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"[10] desertion and Forfeiture of Wages.—* desertion *198 from the ship without just cause, and animo non revertendi, or the justifiable discharge of a ..."

4. The Australian Digest by Great Britain Privy Council. Judicial Committee (1900)
"desertion — Husband and wife living in same house—Refusal of wife of intercourse with her husband—Marriage Act, 1890 (No. 111(>л s. 74. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Since a decree denying divorce for desertion, either a vinculo or a mensa, necessarily determined that defendant had not at any time prior to the ..."

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