Meaning of “apostasy” in the English Dictionary

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"apostasy" in British English

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apostasynoun [ U ]

uk /əˈpɒs.tə.si/ us /əˈpɑː.stə.si/ 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.

(Definition of “apostasy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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