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apostasy

noun [U] uk   /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.
Translations of “apostasy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 叛教, 變節, 脫黨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 叛教, 变节, 脱党…
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