Desertion

Definition of Desertion

De`ser´tion   Pronunciation: dė`zẽr´shŭn
n.1.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.
Such a resignation would have seemed to his superior a desertion or a reproach.
- Bancroft.
2.The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
3.Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
The spiritual agonies of a soul under desertion.
- South.

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AWOL, French leave, abandonment, absence without leave, absquatulation, apostasy, atheism, backsliding, betrayal, bolt, breakaway, crossing-over, decampment, defection, defenselessness, degeneration, dereliction, deserter, desolation, disappearance, disappearing act, disloyalty, elopement, exit, faithlessness, fall from grace, fatherlessness, flight, forlornness, fugitation, going over, hasty retreat, hegira, helplessness, homelessness, impiety, impiousness, irreligion, irreverence, kithlessness, lapse, lapse from grace, motherlessness, quick exit, ratting, recidivation, recidivism, recreancy, renunciation, running away, schism, scramming, secession, skedaddle, skedaddling, treason, turning traitor, undutifulness, walkout
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