desertion

Definitions of desertion
1

n withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

Synonyms:
abandonment, defection
Types:
abscondment, decampment
the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
absence without leave, unauthorized absence
unauthorized military absence
deviationism
ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
Type of:
withdrawal
the act of withdrawing

n the act of giving something up

Synonyms:
abandonment, forsaking
Types:
exposure
abandoning without shelter or protection (as by leaving as infant out in the open)
apostasy, tergiversation
the act of abandoning a party for cause
bolt
a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
Type of:
rejection
the act of rejecting something

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