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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apostate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apostate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apostate  \A*pos"tate\,  v.  i.  [L.  apostatare.] 
  To  apostatize.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  are  not  of  them  which  apostate  from  Christ.  --Bp. 
  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apostate 
  adj  :  not  faithful  to  religion  or  party  or  cause 
  n  :  a  disloyal  person  who  forsakes  his  cause  or  religion  or 
  political  party  or  friend  etc  [syn:  {deserter},  {renegade}, 
  {recreant}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  APOSTATE,  n.  A  leech  who  having  penetrated  the  shell  of  a  turtle 
  only  to  find  that  the  creature  has  long  been  dead,  deems  it  expedient 
  to  form  a  new  attachment  to  a  fresh  turtle. 
 
 




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