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Meaning of RUNAGATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Run"a*gate\, n. [F. ren['e]gat, Prov. renegat. LL.
renegatus; confused with E. run and gate a way. See
{Renegade}.]
A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See
{Renegade}. --Bunyan.

      Wretched runagates from the jail.        --De Quincey.

      Who has not been a runagate from duty?   --Hare.

 

 

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