redefect

verb
re·​de·​fect | \ (ˌ)rē-di-ˈfekt How to pronounce redefect (audio) \
redefected; redefecting; redefects

Definition of redefect

intransitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Redefect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redefect. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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