What does apostate mean?

Definitions for apostate
əˈpɒs teɪt, -tɪtapos·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratteradjective

    a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

  2. apostateadjective

    not faithful to religion or party or cause

Wiktionary

  1. apostatenoun

    A person who has renounced a religion or faith.

    Etymology: From apostata, from ἀποστασία, from ἀφίστημι, from ἀπό + ἵστημι

  2. apostateadjective

    Guilty of apostasy.

    We must punish this apostate priest.

    Etymology: From apostata, from ἀποστασία, from ἀφίστημι, from ἀπό + ἵστημι

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apostatenoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. apostatare.]

  2. Apostatenoun

    one who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession

    Etymology: [L. apostatare.]

  3. Apostateadjective

    pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade

    Etymology: [L. apostatare.]

  4. Apostateverb

    to apostatize

    Etymology: [L. apostatare.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Apostate

    an epithet applied to the Emperor Julian, from his having, conscientiously however, abjured the Christian religion established by Constantine, in favour of paganism.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apostate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apostate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of apostate in a Sentence

  1. Ed Royce:

    We have a similar challenge here in the United States in terms of those who would try to find their way back and take the demands seriously that the ISIS leadership is making -- and that demand is to carry the attack to apostate civilian populations (to) attack soft targets, attack women and children, civilians.

  2. Sam Young:

    They told me I was an apostate.

Images & Illustrations of apostate

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