apostate

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noun apos·tate \ə-ˈpäs-ˌtāt, -tət\

Definition of apostate

  1. :  one who commits apostasy

apostate

adjective

Examples of apostate in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of apostate

see apostasy


First Known Use: 14th century

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APOSTATE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of apostate for English Language Learners

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



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