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A person who defects ... 2, record 1, English, - defector
defect: To forsake one's own country, group, party, or religion, for another, especially another that is opposed to or different from it. 2, record 1, English, - defector
Personne qui abandonne son parti pour rallier le parti adverse [...] 3, record 1, French, - transfuge
«défectionnaire» : On ne retrouve ce terme que dans le Dictionnaire encyclopédique Quillet et dans le grand Robert. Il semble donc être plus rare. 4, record 1, French, - transfuge
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