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Apostate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Apostate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Apostate [ a.]
- Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade.
2 . Apostate [ n.]
- One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.
- One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
3 . Apostate [ v. i.]
- To apostatize.