redefect

verb re·de·fect \ (ˌ)rē-di-ˈfekt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of redefect

redefected; redefecting; redefects
: to defect back or again; especially : to leave a country and return to another which had been forsaken
  • Yurchenko stunned his handlers by redefecting to Russia three months later …
  • —Evan Thomas et al.

First Known Use of redefect

1955

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