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Definition of Desertion


  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.
  2. The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
  3. Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
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Desertion Translations

desertion in German is Fahnenflucht, Verlassen
desertion in Italian is diserzione, lasciare
desertion in Norwegian is desertering