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One who has abandoned one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin apostata, from Greek apostatēs, from aphistanai, to revolt; see apostasy.]
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a person who abandons his religion, party, cause, etc
guilty of apostasy
apostatical, apostatic adj
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a•pos•tate(əˈpɒs teɪt, -tɪt)
1. a person who commits apostasy.adj.
2. of or characterized by apostasy.
[1300–50; < Late Latin apostata < Greek apostátēs (see apostasy)]
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|Noun||1.||apostate - a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.|
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
|Adj.||1.||apostate - not faithful to religion or party or cause|
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"
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apostate[əˈpɒstɪt] N → apóstata mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
apostate[əˈpɒsteɪt] (formal) n (= renegade, defector) → apostat(e) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Renegat(in) m(f), → Abtrünnige(r) mf; (Rel also) → Apostat m; he’s an apostate from the party → er ist ein Parteirenegat
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
apostate[əˈpɒsteɪt] n (frm) → apostata m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995