decampment

decamp

[dih-kamp]
verb (used without object)
1.
to depart from a camp; to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground: We decamped before the rain began.
2.
to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously: The band of thieves decamped in the night.

Origin:
1670–80; < French décamper, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + camper to encamp; see camp1

decampment, noun
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decamp (dɪˈkæmp)
 
vb
1.  to leave a camp; break camp
2.  to depart secretly or suddenly; abscond
 
de'campment
 
n

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decamp
1670s, from Fr. décamper, earlier descamper, earlier descamper, from des- (see dis-) + camper (see camp (1)). Non-military use is from 1751.
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