What does the word apostate mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Guilty of apostasy; false.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who apostatizes.

Usage examples for apostate

  1. Apostate as he was from the Reformed Church as he had already been from the Catholic, he had at least risen above the paltry and insolent maxim of the princely Protestantism of Germany: " Cujus regio ejus religio." – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. But another step- thou apostate Jew! – The Portland Sketch Book by Various
  3. And after that time, Julian Apostate, that was emperor, gave leave to the Jews to make the temple of Jerusalem, for he hated Christian men. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir