Meaning of “renegade” in the English Dictionary

"renegade" in British English

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renegadenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈren.ɪ.ɡeɪd/ us /ˈren.ə.ɡeɪd/ formal disapproving

a person who has changed their feelings of support and duty from one political, religious, national, etc. group to a new one:

A band of renegades had captured the prince and were holding him to ransom.
renegade
adjective [ before noun ] uk us

a renegade soldier/priest

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

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renegadenoun [ C ]

us /ˈren·ɪˌɡeɪd/

a person who has changed from supporting esp. one political, religious, or national group to supporting another:

a renegade state
She’s always been a renegade.

(Definition of “renegade” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)