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Meaning of APOSTATE

Pronunciation:  u'pâsteyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
  2. [adj]  not faithful to religion or party or cause
 

APOSTATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: deserter, ratter, recreant, renegade, unfaithful
 
 See Also: quitter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*pos"tate\, n. [L. apostata, Gr. ?, fr. ?. See
    {Apostasy}.]
    1. 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.
    
    2. (R. C. Ch.) One who, after having received sacred orders,
       renounces his clerical profession.
    
    
  2. \A*pos"tate\, a.
    Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to
    moral allegiance; renegade.
    
          So spake the apostate angel.             --Milton.
    
          A wretched and apostate state.           --Steele.
    
    
  3. \A*pos"tate\, v. i. [L. apostatare.]
    To apostatize. [Obs.]
    
          We are not of them which apostate from Christ. --Bp.
                                                   Hall.
    
    
 
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