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n. pl. a·pos·ta·sies
Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
[Middle English apostasie, from Old French, from Late Latin apostasia, defection, from Late Greek apostasiā, from Greek apostasis, revolt, from aphistanai, aposta-, to revolt : apo-, apo- + histanai, to stand, place; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
n, pl -sies
abandonment of one's religious faith, party, a cause, etc
[C14: from Church Latin apostasia, from Greek apostasis desertion, from apostanai to stand apart from, desert]
a•pos•ta•sy(əˈpɒs tə si)
n., pl. -sies.
renunciation or abandonment of one's religious faith or of an object of one's previous loyalty.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin apostasia < Greek: a standing away, withdrawing]
apostasy- Abandonment or renunciation of one's religion or morals.
See also related terms for religion.
relinquishing of a religious belief. — apostate, n., adj.See also: Religion
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|Noun||1.||apostasy - the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)|
rejection - the state of being rejected
|2.||apostasy - the act of abandoning a party for cause|