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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backslide  \Back`slide"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Backslid};  p.  p. 
  {Backslidden},  {Backslid};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Backsliding}.] 
  [Back,  adv  +  slide.] 
  To  slide  back  to  fall  away  esp.  to  abandon  gradually  the 
  faith  and  practice  of  a  religion  that  has  been  professed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backslide 
  v  :  drop  to  a  lower  level;  as  in  one's  morals  or  standards  [syn: 
  {lapse}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Backslide 
  to  draw  back  or  apostatize  in  matters  of  religion  (Acts  21:21;  2 
  Thess.  2:3;  1  Tim.  4:1).  This  may  be  either  partial  (Prov. 
  14:14)  or  complete  (Heb.  6:4-6;  10:38,  39).  The  apostasy  may  be 
  both  doctrinal  and  moral. 
 




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