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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFECTOR

Considering that he was a defector, you knew he was a defector?

Has there been any other case of a defector where you have actually issued him another passport?

When you say "defector," the answer to that is in the questionnaire.

Would it be usual for the defector to agree to advise you if he got a contact?

Here was a defector who comes within the category of interesting cases naturally.

Does a defector or an attempted defector fall in that category?

But there are only very few such as Mr. Oswald, or people in the defector category.

It would, but defector is not a statutory term or one that has real technical significance.

Are there any other defector or attempted defector cases where the person came back and tried to get his passport?

Is it correct that now a defector does come within the scope of your Service?

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, agent noun in Latin form from defect, or else from Latin defector "revolter," agent noun from deficere (see deficient).

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