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noun as in defection

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She is facing discipline for charges of apostasy, or public dissent from church leaders.

Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.

Khartoum says Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian, must hang for “apostasy.”

Saudi Arabia has recently beheaded women for “sorcery” but has avoided apostasy trials involving its few Christian converts.

No one is known to have been executed for apostasy in Sudan since 1991, when it was made a capital crime.

I reached Goldwater by phone in Hawaii where he is lecturing at the university to ask him about his apparent apostasy.

Thy own wickedness shall reprove thee, and thy apostasy shall rebuke thee.

Have we not here one of the plainest admissions of the total apostasy of the so-called Christian church?

They were framed with malignant ingenuity, so as to leave no chance of escape save in open apostasy.

Michael, however, looked very doubtful over his demanded apostasy.

True, Cranmer came to himself; he perceived that he was mocked, and felt both grief and shame in view of his apostasy.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apostasy, such as: abandonment, dereliction, disaffection, estrangement, and tergiversation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.