1. the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
Syn: ↑abscondment
Derivationally related forms: ↑decamp, ↑abscond (for: ↑abscondment)
Hypernyms: ↑desertion, ↑abandonment, ↑defection
2. breaking camp
Derivationally related forms: ↑decamp
Hypernyms: ↑withdrawal

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  • Decampment — De*camp ment, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]campement.] Departure from a camp; a marching off. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decampment — index abandonment (desertion), flight Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Décampment — er et fremmedord for det at foretage et (lejr) opbrud …   Danske encyklopædi

  • decampment — noun see decamp …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decampment — See decamp. * * * …   Universalium

  • decampment — noun a) The act of decamping b) A prompt departure …   Wiktionary

  • decampment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or an instance of escaping, as from confinement or difficulty: break, breakout, escape, escapement, flight, getaway. Slang: lam. See FREE …   English dictionary for students

  • decampment — n. act of breaking up camp; act of leaving suddenly; absconding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decampment — de·camp·ment …   English syllables

  • decamp — decampment, n. /di kamp /, v.i. 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. [1670 80; …   Universalium

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