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APOSTASY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does apostasy mean? 

APOSTASY (noun)
  The noun APOSTASY has 2 senses:

1. the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
2. the act of abandoning a party or cause

  Familiarity information: APOSTASY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APOSTASY (noun)


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Meaning:

The state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

apostasy; defection; renunciation

Hypernyms ("apostasy" is a kind of...):

rejection (the state of being rejected)


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Meaning:

The act of abandoning a party or cause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

apostasy; tergiversation

Hypernyms ("apostasy" is a kind of...):

abandonment; desertion; forsaking (the act of giving something up)


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