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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 Indo-European roots.]
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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]
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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]
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apostasy- Abandonment or renunciation of one's religion or morals.
See also related terms for religion.
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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|
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noun desertion, defection, treachery, heresy, disloyalty, backsliding, perfidy, unfaithfulness, falseness, faithlessness, recreance or recreancy (archaic) a charge of apostasy
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apostasy[əˈpɒstəsɪ] N → apostasía f
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apostasy[əˈpɒstəsi] (formal) n → apostasie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Abfall m; (Rel also) → Apostasie f (form)
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