desertion desertion  /dɪ ˈzɜr ʃən/


  1. (n) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
  2. (n) the act of giving something up


  1. Presbyterian rule has held that only desertion and adultery are legitimate grounds for divorce.
  2. The problem of desertion from the ranks has long given the South Vietnamese army nearly as much trouble as the Communist enemy.


  1. Los Fresnos man arrested for military desertion

    A Los Fresnos man is awaiting extradition to Kentucky after authorities learned that he was wanted for military desertion.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley

  2. Historical Society explores legacy of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

    The exhibit, which opens today and runs for a year at the Maryland Historical Society, doesn't merely explore Elizabeth's brief, tumultuous marriage to Jerome Bonaparte, which lasted for less than three years, from 1803 to 1806. The exhibit also covers the six decades that followed Jerome's desertion of his wife and the birth of the couple's son.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. Cities, county agree to dispatch plan

         After years of wrangling over funding mechanisms, and a threat of desertion to other service providers, cities in the Wood River Valley have agreed to move forward with a one-year agreement for consolidated emergency dispatch services operated by Blaine County.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

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