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Definition 1: withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility - [noun denoting act]

Samples where defection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

Synonyms for defection in the sense of this definition

(defection is a kind of ...) the act of withdrawing

"the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

(... is a kind of defection ) the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)

(... is a kind of defection ) unauthorized military absence

(... is a kind of defection ) ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)

Definition 2: the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for defection in the sense of this definition

(defection is a kind of ...) the state of being rejected

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