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English definition of “apostasy”


noun [U]     /əˈpɒs.tə.si/ US  /-ˈpɑː.stə-/ formal
the act of giving up your religious or political beliefs and leaving a religion or a political party: In those days apostasy was punishable by death.Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
(Definition of apostasy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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