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noun as in traitor

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The only other sports entity that has framed its existence around fair labor practices for its athletes is the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association, filled with defectors of the more traditional National Women’s Hockey League.

Guiding such legislation through the House will be a challenge for Pelosi because her party’s narrow majority means just a handful of defectors could be fatal.

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Park Sang-hak, another defector turned activist, says some North Koreans returned after encountering legal problems.

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Lee’s family members, who have denied he was a defector, have called for a United Nations investigation.

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Park, of Liberty in North Korea, says that responsibility lies with the South Korean government and civil society groups to improve the programs for resettling defectors.

From Ozy

Lankov and Delury make a commonsense point, but Jang, a defector to Seoul, maintains that Kim was removed from power last year.

According to one defector from Harun Yahya, Oktar had sex with all of the “sisters” in the group.

Here was the most recognizable face of radical British politics—a defector.

Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon A North Korean defector tries to capture peace in Brazil after the Korean War.

High-profile defector Manaf Tlass, for example, has been floated by some as a possible leader in transitional plans.

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.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defector, such as: deserter, renegade, turncoat, apostate, betrayer, and recreant.

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