Desertion

In military terminology, desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without permission (a pass, liberty or leave) and is done with the intention of not returning. Unauthorized Absence (UA) or Absence Without Leave (US: AWOL; Commonwealth: AWL) in contradistinction refers to a temporary absence. ==Desertion versus Absence Without Leave== In the...
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desertion

(from the article `Vietnam War`) ...of the U.S. military effort in Vietnam. From 1965 to 1973, more than 30,000 U.S. military personnel either in Vietnam or in service related to ...
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desertion

[n] - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
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Desertion

• (n.) 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. • (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion. • (n.) Abandonment by God; sp...
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desertion

abandonment 1 defection noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; `his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless`
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Desertion

De·ser'tion (de*zẽr'shŭn) noun [ Latin desertio : confer French désertion .] 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...
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Desertion

An offence which consists in the abandonment of the public service, in the army or navy, without leave.
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desertion

desertion 1. The act of deserting or the state of being deserted. 2. In law, willful abandonment; especially, of one's wife or husband without consent, in violation of legal or moral obligations. 3. An unauthorized act of leaving military service or duty with the intention of not returning.
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desertion

desertion, in law, the forsaking of a station involving public or social duties without justification and with the intention of not returning. In military law, it is the abandonment of (or failure to arrive at) a place of duty without leave; in time of war, especially in the face of the enemy, deser...
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Desertion

n. The act of discarding. For instance, leaving one's spouse without intending to return. When the deserter is the family breadwinner, it is expected that they will not return to support the family that he/she left. In an era of no-fault divorce and standardized child support rights, desertion if leally less significant. The deserter's visitation r...
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Desertion

The voluntary abandonment of one spouse by the other, without the abandoned spouse's consent. Commonly, desertion occurs when a spouse leaves the marital home for a specified length of time. Desertion is grounds for divorce in states with fault divorce. Desertion can also be the basis for a court to grant an adoption where a parent has deserted a c...
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desertion

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
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