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intr.v. de·camped, de·camp·ing, de·camps
1. To depart secretly or suddenly.
2. To depart from a camp or camping ground.

[French décamper, from Old French descamper, to strike camp : des-, de- + camper, to camp (from camp, camp; see camp1).]

de·camp′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decampment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)decampment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
defection, desertion, abandonment - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
2.decampment - breaking camp
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"


The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty:
Slang: lam.
References in classic literature ?
Route toward Wind River Dangerous neighborhood Alarms and precautions A sham encampment Apparition of an Indian spy Midnight move A mountain defile The Wind River valley Tracking a party Deserted camps Symptoms of Crows Meeting of comrades A trapper entrapped Crow pleasantry Crow spies A decampment Return to Green River valley Meeting with Fitzpatrick's party Their adventures among the Crows Orthodox Crows
and her decampment to Los Angeles with Dunne by tapping her prescient take on the end of the 1960s, The White Album.
The Irish manuscripts, then, undermine the notion that Dervorgilla's willing decampment precipitates the conquest of Ireland.
One of the driving forces behind the rising tension at the mine had been the large-scale decampment of workers from the NUM, which many felt had too cosy a relationship with their bosses and the government, to the rival Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).
Creating employment, generating income for the host community, increasing local tax revenues from economic activity related to tourism, regional balance, wealth balance, changing and shifting income from urban to rural areas and eventually preventing the villagers decampment is an example of tourism benefits.
Given that those who join colonial institutions are considered women, the exponential amount of decampment to Western values shows that society as a whole has become voluntarily "effeminate" in its surrender and appropriation of what is ostensibly an egalitarian society.
cities, our mayor, City Council, city manager and chief of police managed to resolve the Occupy Eugene situation without resorting to a forced decampment.
Asaph, Brymbo steel works, countless coal mines and the odd Japanese decampment after five year''s residence now that the government grants have expired.