defection defection  /dɪ ˈfɛk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
  2. (n) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

Usage(s):

  1. Their defection appeared to stem from professional rather than political motives, and mainly from a refusal to become sports apparatchiks.
  2. What benefits does Jeffords stand to reap from a defection? At the very least, he'll get the chairmanship of the Environment and Public Works committee.
  3. Most important, the campaign must be keyed to Hector's unexpected defection from the Reunion Party last spring.

News

  1. Crackdown filling N. Korean prisons with defectors

    North Korea's prison population has swelled with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. Crackdown filling NKorean prisons with defectors

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's prison population has swelled with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. 'Tightening the noose': N. Korea prison camps fill up

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's prison population has swelled in recent years with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "My defection was the major failure of the Russian intelligence in the United States," Tretyakov said in a joint interview with Earley, whose book "Comrade J.: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy in America after the End of the Cold...
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Sergei Tretyakov Source: Washington Post

  2. Asked why he did not seek a confidence vote, Azad said "I brought the anti-defection law into the state and now I never wanted to indulge in horse-trading myself."
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Ghulam Nabi Azad Source: Sify

  3. Randall Terry says: "Bishop Gracida's radio ad is causing a massive uproar and major defection from Obama in the Catholic Community. This may be the first time in American history that an election is determined by Hispanics and a Catholic Bishop."
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Randall Terry Source: MarketWatch

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