And two other senior government officials have also defected in the past week.
Two code breakers at the National Security Agency, rumored to be gay lovers, had defected to the Soviets.
The Spice Girls never were the same after Geri “Ginger” Halliwell defected, and the band dissolved shortly thereafter.
To win in 1960, the Democrats needed to regain Texas, once a solid-South state that had defected to Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956.
On its part, the Afghan government often lacks the necessary resources to provide proper employment to defected Taliban fighters.
That's right, because after he defected here, she visited here.
Father, who defected from Hector, captured the Senator and vice versa.
He must have had a real responsible position, if Lee defected to Russia, and all the systems had to be changed.
Reason or the fact that he had defected or what he might have known about his defection.
Did you know that he had defected or attempted to defect in 1959?
early 15c., from Middle French defect and directly from Latin defectus "failure, revolt, falling away," noun use of past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see deficient).
1570s, from Latin defectus, past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see defect (n.)). Related: Defected; defecting.
defect de·fect (dē'fěkt', dĭ-fěkt')
A lack of or abnormality in something necessary for normal functioning; a deficiency or imperfection.