Renegade


Renegade
Renegade Ren"e*gade (r?n"?-g?d), n. [Sp. renegado, LL. renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to deny. See {Negation}, and cf. {Runagate}.] One faithless to principle or party. Specifically: (a) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith. [1913 Webster]

James justly regarded these renegades as the most serviceable tools that he could employ. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] (b) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter. --Arbuthnot. (c) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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