afvalligheid

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Etymology[edit]

afvallig 'disloyal, secessionist' + -heid '-ness'

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afvalligheid f (plural afvalligheden, diminutive afvalligheidje n)

  1. A disloyalty, desertion
    De afvalligheid van de overloper werd hem nooit vergeven door zijn oude partij
    The turncoat's desertion was never forgiven by his former party
  2. An ideological renunciation or secession, notably apostasy, schismatic renunciation of (part of) a confessional creed, whether by joining another or not

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