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di fek ter

  • n  a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

  • Soon after, Ensign John Hughes found "one member of the Russian party trying to tie the defector to our port winch.
  • A defector bares Cuban secrets .
  • Scientology members "worked day and night" shredding documents the IRS sought, according to defector Aznaran, who took part in the scheme.
News & Articles

  • Russia Offers to Play Host to Snowden the 'Defector'
    When Rep. Peter King of New York yesterday referred to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden as "a defector," he seemed to be channeling the political lexicon of 1983, not 2013 — much less 1984. Or maybe he was being prescient. Reports this morning indicate that Russia would consider a request by Snowden to seek asylum in that country.
    June 11, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Lights, cameras, action: Puig already a star in L.A.
    Cuban defector Yasiel Puig, 22, has taken Los Angeles by storm after only one week in the major leagues.
    June 11, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • King: 'Defector' Snowden is a danger to national security
    (CNN) – The ex-CIA employee who admitted Sunday to leaking top secret information about America's surveillance programs is a "defector" who could still pose risks to U.S. assets overseas, Rep. Peter King claimed Monday. King, a Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee, added on CNN's "Starting Point" that Edward Snowden's claim he could […]
    June 10, 2013 - CNN Political Ticker

  • Kim Yong-Hyun in AsiaOne
    There is still much stigma attached to being a defector here,said Kim.
  • Judith Miller in
    An Iraqi defector who described himself as a civil engineer,Miller wrote, "said he personally worked on renovations of secret facilities for biological, chemical and nuclear weapons in underground wells, private villas and under the Saddam...
  • Miroslav Klose in The Canadian Press
    There is more to it than some reporters calling me a defector, as if we are at war; even some of my fellow Mariinsky musicians would approach me, and whisper dramatically, 'How could you do this?', 'Oh, I can't believe it' or something equally... Anna Netrebko St.Petersburg May 11, 2006 25756 34578 defence But it didn't work. They passed the ball very well, they made us work very hard in the defence. When we finally won the ball, we were too tired to move quickly forward. They have been playing together for several years, they are very cohesive,...

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