meaning of apostate

apostate meaning in General Dictionary

To apostatize

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  • related to or characterized by apostasy faithless to moral allegiance renegade
  • one that features forsaken the faith maxims or celebration to which he prior to adhered esp one who features forsaken their religion for the next a pervert a renegade
  • maybe not devoted to religion or celebration or trigger
  • a disloyal individual who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or governmental party or friend etc.
  • One who has actually forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to that he prior to adhered; esp., person who features forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.
  • One who, after having received sacred instructions, renounces his clerical career.
  • with respect to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to ethical allegiance; renegade.
  • To apostatize.

apostate meaning in Urban Dictionary

person who has abandoned an individual's spiritual faith, a political celebration, a person's principles, or an underlying cause.


apostate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "one whom forsakes his faith or belief," from Old French apostate (modern-day French apostat) and directly from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostasia "defection, desertion, rebellion," from apostenai "to defect," actually "to stand off," from apo- "away from" (see apo-) + stenai "to face." Used in non-religious circumstances (politics, etc.) from mid-14c.

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  • belated 14c.; see apostate (n.).

apostate meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One who has forsaken the faith, maxims, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.

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  • (n.) One that, after having obtained sacred orders, renounces their clerical career.
  • (a.) related to, or described as, apostasy; faithless to ethical allegiance; renegade.
  • (v. i.) To apostatize.

Sentence Examples with the word apostate

He was, doubtless, a man of high standing, but neither a king nor a high-priest, certainly not the apostate priest Alcimus (1 Macc. vii.

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