Complete Definition of "apostasy"

English

Etymology
From L. apostasia#Latin|apostasia < AGr. polytonic|á¼ÏοÏÏαÏία (apostasia) "defection, revolt" < polytonic|á¼ÏίÏÏημι (aphistÄmi) "I withdraw, revolt" < polytonic|á¼ÏÏ (apo) "from" + polytonic|á¼µÏÏημι (histÄmi) "I stand"

Pronunciation
a*pos"ta*sy

Noun
en-noun|apostasi|es

  1. The renunciation of a belief or set of beliefs.

#*1871, James Anthony Froude, History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, page 394
#*: The King of Navarre suddenly abandoned his party and went over to the Catholics.
#*: The explanation of his apostasy was as simple as it was base : Navarre had no confidence in the success of his cause, and he cared little in his heart for anything but women and vanity.

  1. Specifically, the renunciation of one's religion or faith.

Synonyms
(renunciation of religion or faith): backsliding, conversion, deconversion
(renunciation of a set of beliefs): defection, disaffection, estrangement

Translations
trans-top|renunciation of set of beliefs
Arabic: ARchar|اÙردة|اÙردÙØ© (al-ridda), ARchar|ارتداد|اÙرÙتÙداد (irtidÄd)
Chinese (simplified): åè (biànjié)
Chinese (traditional): è®ç¯ (biànjié)
Dutch: afvalligheid :nl:afvalligheid|(nl)
Finnish: luopuminen (uskosta, etc.), luopumus
French: apostasie
German: Abtrünnigkeit
Greek: αÏοÏÏαÏία
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Italian: apostasia
Japanese: èä¿¡ (haishin)
Korean: ë°°êµ (baegyo)
Latin: apostasia
Persian: FAchar|ارتداد (ertedâd)
Russian: оÑÑÑÑпниÑеÑÑво (otstupníÄestvo)
Spanish: apostasía
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trans-top|renunciation of one's religion or faith
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Related terms
apostate
apostatise
deconvert

Category:Greek derivations

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