desertion definition

  • noun:
    • The act or an example of deserting.
    • hawaii of being deserted.
    • Law Willful abandonment of the partner or young ones or both without their permission along with the purpose of forsaking all legal responsibilities to them.
    • The act of deserting.
    • The work of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a site, a reason, a party, a pal, or any post of task; the quitting of one's obligations willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval solution.
    • their state to be forsaken; desolation.
    • Abandonment by God; religious despondency.
    • The work of forsaking or abandoning, as a party, a buddy, an underlying cause, or even the post of task; the work of quitting without leave, sufficient reason for an intention to not get back.
    • their state to be deserted or forsaken.
    • their state of being forsaken by Jesus; religious despondency.
    • In law, a wilful abandonment of a jobs or a duty, in infraction of a legal or moral obligation. Bigelow, Ch. J.
    • In botany Same as lipoxeny.
    • withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or duty
    • the act of giving anything up

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