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Meaning of apostate

a•pos•tate

Pronunciation: (u-pos'tāt, -tit), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc.
—adj.
  1. of or characterized by apostasy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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