a person who defects from a cause, country, alliance, etc.
- non·de·fec·tor, noun
- re·de·fec·tor, noun
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How to use defector in a sentence
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.The Premier Lacrosse League Is Trying To Change The Game | Marisa Ingemi | March 2, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
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.
Park Sang-hak, another defector turned activist, says some North Koreans returned after encountering legal problems.
Lee’s family members, who have denied he was a defector, have called for a United Nations investigation.
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.
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.The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen | Jay Michaelson | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here was the most recognizable face of radical British politics—a defector.Exclusive: Tommy Robinson, a Prominent British Voice of Hate, Apologizes | Nico Hines | October 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab Calls Regime an ‘Enemy of God’ | Mike Giglio | August 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.