Definitions of "desertion"
  1. The act of leaving a person, position, or relationship without giving proper notice or reason
  2. Ceasing to live with a spouse without their agreement and without a valid reason
  3. Choosing to end the responsibility of looking after one's own child permanently
  4. Leaving military duty without permission and having no intention of coming back
How to use "desertion" in a sentence
  1. The soldier was court-martialed for desertion during a crucial operation.
  2. She filed for divorce on the grounds of desertion after her husband left for five years unannounced.
  3. They were charged with desertion for leaving their two-year-old home alone when they left town for vacation.

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