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What does "Apostate" mean?


(a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade (n.) One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade (n.) One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession (v. i.) To apostatize

Synonyms renegade, recreant, deserter, unfaithful

Word Family apostasies, apostasy, apostates