Definitions for desertion
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desertion, abandonment, defectionnoun
withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
abandonment, forsaking, desertionnoun
the act of giving something up
The act of deserting.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from desert.
Every compliance that we are persuaded to by one, is a contradiction to the commands of the other; and our adherence to one, will necessarily involve us in a desertion of the other. John Rogers, Serm v.
Christ hears and sympathizes with the spiritual agonies of a soul under desertion, or the pressures of some stinging affliction. Robert South, Sermons.
Desertion is the abandonment of a military duty or post without permission (a pass, liberty or leave) and is done with the intention of not returning. This contrasts with unauthorized absence (UA) or absence without leave (AWOL ), which are temporary forms of absence.
Desertion is the act of abandoning or withdrawing support or allegiance from something or someone intentionally and without permission, particularly in contexts such as military service, marriage, or responsibilities; often with negative implications and consequences.
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
the state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion
abandonment by God; spiritual despondency
Etymology: [L. desertio: cf. F. dsertion.]
In military terminology, desertion is the abandonment of a "duty" or post without permission and is done with the intention of not returning. "Absence Without Leave" can refer to either desertion or a temporary absence.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The act of quitting the Army or Navy without leave, with intention not to return.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of absence from duty without intention to return. See Appendix, Articles of War, 47.
The numerical value of desertion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of desertion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Vladimir Putin has terrible morale, unit cohesion on the battlefield, command and control has still not been solved. Vladimir Putin's got desertion problems and Vladimir Putin's forcing the wounded back into the fight. So clearly, manpower is a problem for Vladimir Putin.
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl ... will be charged with desertion.
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Translations for desertion
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- изоставяне, напускане, дезертьорствоBulgarian
- Desertation, Desertion, FahnenfluchtGerman
- vaandelvlucht, desertieDutch
- оставле́ние, уход, дезерти́рствоRussian
- залишення, занедбаність, дезертирствоUkrainian
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