noun de·ser·tion \di-ˈzər-shən\

Definition of DESERTION

:  an act of deserting; especially :  the abandonment without consent or legal justification of a person, post, or relationship and the associated duties and obligations <sued for divorce on grounds of desertion>
:  a state of being deserted or forsaken

Examples of DESERTION

  1. <the soldiers were imprisoned for desertion of their posts>

First Known Use of DESERTION


Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

Rhymes with DESERTION


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