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Apostasy meaning

apostasy - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. An abandonment of what one has voluntarily professed; a total desertion of departure from one's faith, principles, or party; esp., the renunciation of a religious faith; as, Julian's apostasy from Christianity.

apostasy - examples of usage

  1. Let us look at this matter, which is instructive to all persons whose nobility of character runs to injustice, a little closer; it will help us to understand the Misogallo, the extraordinary apostasy which, quite unconsciously, Alfieri was later to commit towards the principle of freedom. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. It would be an apostasy from my faith." - "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
  3. We have to judge this apostasy very differently from that of many others in former and present times, as he did not forsake his old creed for any worldly reason, or to get honours and position, but rather because he followed a mystical line of thought. - "Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ", Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D..
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