renegade

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegātus, perfect participle of renegō (I deny). See also renege.

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Noun[edit]

renegade (plural renegades)

  1. An outlaw or rebel.
  2. A disloyal person who betrays or deserts a cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.

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Verb[edit]

renegade (third-person singular simple present renegades, present participle renegading, simple past and past participle renegaded)

  1. To desert one's cause, or change one's loyalties; to commit betrayal.
    • 1859, Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (volume 3, page 740)
      The recent arrangement, obtained by Lord Stratford, as to the case of a Christian renegading to Mohammedanism []