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ETYM Latin apostata, Greek. Related to Apostasy.
1. One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a renegade.
2. One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
Person committing apostasy.
One who backslides.
In one-party states, a person intellectually dissenting from the official line. Dissidents have been sent into exile, prison, labor camps, and mental institutions, or deprived of their jobs. In the former USSR the number of imprisoned dissidents declined from more than 600 in 1986 to fewer than 100 in 1990, of whom the majority were ethnic nationalists. In China the number of prisoners of conscience increased after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
In the former USSR before the introduction of glasnost, dissidents comprised communists who advocated a more democratic and humanitarian approach; religious proselytizers; Jews wishing to emigrate; and those who supported ethnic or national separatist movements within the USSR (among them Armenians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, and Tatars). Their views were expressed through samizdat (clandestinely distributed writings) and sometimes published abroad. In the late 1980s Mikhail Gorbachev lifted censorship, accepted a degree of political pluralism, and extended tolerance to religious believers. Almost 100,000 Jews were allowed to emigrate 1985–90. Some formerly persecuted dissidents, most prominently the physicist Andrei Sakharov, emerged as supporters of the new reform program.
ETYM as. utlaga, utlah. Related to Out, and Law.
1. A criminal; one who lives outside the law.
2. A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection.
A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior; SYN. deviant, deviate, degenerate.
ETYM Spanish renegado, Late Lat. renegatus, from renegare to deny; Latin pref. re- re- + negare to deny. Related to Negation, and cf. Runagate.
Someone who rebels and becomes and outlaw; SYN. turncoat.
One who forsakes his party or his principles; a renegade; an apostate; a defector to the enemy.