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Noun: deserter  di'zur-tu(r)
  1. A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    - apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant [archaic], ratter
  2. (military) a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
    - defector

Derived forms: deserters

Type of: offender, quitter, wrongdoer

Encyclopedia: Deserter