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apostate

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noun apos·tate \ə-ˈpäs-ˌtāt, -tət\

Simple Definition of apostate

  • : someone whose beliefs have changed and who no longer belongs to a religious or political group

Full Definition of apostate

  1. :  one who commits apostasy

apostate adjective

Examples of apostate

  1. <an apostate from communism, he later became one of its harshest critics>

  2. <became an apostate to liberalism after he had gotten wealthy>



14th Century

First Known Use of apostate

14th century

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