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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·sert·er dē*zẽrt"ẽr, n. One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or
           religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: apostate,
            renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter]
      2: a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
         [syn: defector]