Defection : Definition


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Definitions of Defection

Pronunciation : De*fec"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L. defectio: cf. F. défection. See Defect.]
Definition : Defn: Act of abandoning a person or cause to which one is bound by allegiance or duty, or to which one has attached himself; desertion; failure in duty; a falling away; apostasy; backsliding. "Defection and falling away from God." Sir W. Raleigh. The general defection of the whole realm. Sir J. Davies.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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