desertion

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de·ser·tion

 (dĭ-zûr′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of deserting.
b. The state of being deserted.
2. Law
a. Willful abandonment of a spouse or child owed a duty of support.
b. The willful, permanent separation of one spouse from the other without acceptable cause or the other's consent, considered as a ground for divorce.

desertion

(dɪˈzɜːʃən)
n
1. (Military) the act of deserting or abandoning or the state of being deserted or abandoned
2. (Law) law wilful abandonment, esp of one's spouse or children, without consent and in breach of obligations

de•ser•tion

(dɪˈzɜr ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deserting or the state of being deserted.
2. willful abandonment of a spouse, dependent children, etc., in violation of legal or moral obligations.
[1585–95; < Latin dēsertiō=dēser(ere) (see desert1) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desertion - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibilitydesertion - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
abscondment, decampment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
absence without leave, unauthorized absence - unauthorized military absence
deviationism - ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
2.desertion - the act of giving something updesertion - the act of giving something up  
rejection - the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
exposure - abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
apostasy, tergiversation - the act of abandoning a party for cause
bolt - a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

desertion

noun
1. abandonment, betrayal, forsaking, dereliction, relinquishment It was a long time since she'd referred to her father's desertion of them.
2. defection, betrayal, reneging, repudiation, apostasy, relinquishment, abjuration mass desertion by the electorate
3. absconding, flight, escape (informal), running away, evasion, defection, truancy, decamping, dereliction, going AWOL, taking French leave The high rate of desertion has added to the army's woes.

desertion

noun
The act of forsaking:
Translations
هَجْر، تَرْك
zběhnutí
deserteringflugt
dezertálás
liîhlaup
dezercia
bırakıp gitmeterk etme

desertion

[dɪˈzɜːʃən] N (Mil) → deserción f; [of spouse] → abandono m

desertion

[dɪˈzɜːrʃən] n
(by soldier)désertion f
(by husband)abandon m
on grounds of desertion (LAW)pour abandon du domicile conjugaldesert island [ˌdɛzərtˈaɪlənd] nîle f déserte

desertion

n
(= act)Verlassen nt; (Jur: of wife, family) → böswilliges Verlassen; (Mil) → Desertion f, → Fahnenflucht f; (fig)Fahnenflucht f; desertion to the enemyÜberlaufen ntzum Feind
(= state)Verlassenheit f

desertion

[dɪˈzɜːʃn] n (Mil) → diserzione f; (of spouse) → abbandono del tetto coniugale

desert1

(diˈzəːt) verb
1. to go away from and leave without help etc; to leave or abandon. Why did you desert us?
2. to run away, usually from the army. He was shot for trying to desert.
deˈserted adjective
1. with no people etc. The streets are completely deserted.
2. abandoned. his deserted wife and children.
deˈserter noun
a man who deserts from the army etc.
deˈsertion (-ʃən) noun
(an) act of deserting.
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Gun control is a radioactive political issue in this country and not one that either party is going to have either the courage or the conviction to address," said Kristin Goss, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, and the author of "Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America.
For openers, I would have been charged with DUI and missing movement.

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