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Synonyms for defection

Synonyms for defection

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

Synonyms for defection

withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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He maintained that since the election of local government representatives was done on political basis under section 74 (7) of LG Act 2013 so it was deemed necessary to add section 78 (A) in the act regarding the status of the defection member.
The defection of Gai Yoach and his few followers have nothing to do with all the Leek people.
Please note, I write this as someone who voted for none of the parties involved in the two defections.
Barnes was Boris Johnson's right-hand man at City Hall and his defection cast a pall over the London mayor's speech.
The defection of Mark Reckless, on the other hand, certainly will.
A Taliban spokesperson welcomed the defection, saying Hai was a 'great jihad commander'.
One 1967 memo discusses a conversation with a confidential source who said Peters' defection would have a "profound effect" on others considering such a move from the Soviet bloc.
html) AP , the FBI has released newly declassified documents about the famous 1967 defection of Josef Stalin's daughter, Svetlana.
FORMER MI5 boss Guy Liddell unwittingly confided in Soviet double agents while probing the notorious Cambridge spies' defection, the records show.
Kim Kwang-Jin, a Seoul lawmaker and a member of the defence committee, confirmed the defection on October 2 without elaborating.
The meeting was an end to the rumors scattered by the rebels and some Arab media about Sharaa's defection to Jordan.
The Syrian government on Saturday denied the reports about the defection of Farouk al-Shara, reported state television quoting a statement by the office of the vice president.
The former premier, Riad Hijab, completed his defection by crossing into Jordan early Wednesday.
Yasser Aboud, a commander in the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), said in press statements that Muslmani is still in Syria and will appear soon in a video to announce his defection.
A senior US official said the defection was more evidence that the Assad regime "is crumbling".