Apostate vs Recusant - What's the difference?

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Apostate is a related term of recusant.


As an adjective apostate

is guilty of apostasy.

As a noun apostate

is a person who has renounced a religion or faith.

As a verb recusant is

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apostate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Guilty of apostasy.
  • We must punish this apostate priest.
  • * Milton
  • So spake the apostate angel.
  • * Steele
  • A wretched and apostate state.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who has renounced a religion or faith.
  • (Roman Catholicism) One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
  • Synonyms

    * deconvert * recreant * withersake

    See also

    * heretic

    recusant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) someone refusing to attend Church of England services, between the sixteenth and early nineteenth centuries
  • anyone refusing to submit to authority or regulation
  • Synonyms

    * papist

    Adjective

    (head)
  • pertaining to a recusant or to recusancy
  • Anagrams

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