Definition of desertion:
- Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
- 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.
- The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
- disuse (part of speech: noun)
abandonment (part of speech: noun)
- going back on,
- going AWOL,
- falling away,
- willful abandonment,
- running out on,
- relinquishment (part of speech: noun)
- renunciation (part of speech: noun)
- riddance (part of speech: noun)
- "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
A single passage must suffice to illustrate the style of the " Legend of Good Women"; and it shall be the lament of Ariadne, the concluding passage of the story which is the typical tale of desertion, though not, as it remains in Chaucer, of desertion unconsoled.- "Chaucer", Adolphus William Ward.
- "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.