Desertion Definition

dĭ-zûrshən
desertions
noun
desertions
The act or an instance of deserting.
American Heritage
A deserting or being deserted.
Webster's New World
The willful abandonment of one's spouse, children, etc.
Webster's New World
The willful, permanent separation of one spouse from the other without acceptable cause or the other's consent, considered as a ground for divorce.
American Heritage
The intentional and indefensible abandonment of a responsibility, such as to military service or to a spouse.
Webster's New World Law
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Other Word Forms of Desertion

Noun

Singular:
desertion
Plural:
desertions

Origin of Desertion

  • From Middle French désertion

    From Wiktionary

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