predefection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ defection

Adjective[edit]

predefection (not comparable)

  1. Before defection.
    • 2007 August 29, Jennifer Dunning, “Love Lost and Fame Gained for a Young Nureyev”, New York Times:
      The predefection years have so far been portrayed best in “Rudolf Nureyev: Three Years in the Kirov Theater,” a loving, little-known collection of reminiscences by friends and colleagues published in 1995 in Russia.