Desertion

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

The abandonment of a duty or obligation; voluntary separation or refusal to cohabit, without cause, of husband or wife. See Ann. Cas. (Md.) 1914B, 628; also 138 Am. St. Rep. 147, note.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary