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1. A renegade or deserter.
2. A vagabond.
[Alteration of obsolete renegate, renegade (influenced by run agate, on the way), from Middle English, from Medieval Latin renegātus; see renegade.]
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(Historical Terms) archaic
a. a vagabond, fugitive, or renegade
b. (as modifier): a runagate priest.
[C16: variant (influenced by run) of renegade]
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1. a fugitive or runaway.
2. a vagabond or wanderer.
[1520–30; run (v.) + obsolete agate away]
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