apostatism

apostatize

[uh-pos-tuh-tahyz]
verb (used without object), apostatized, apostatizing.
to commit apostasy.
Also, especially British, apostatise.


Origin:
1545–55; < Late Latin apostatīzāre. See apostate, -ize

apostatism [uh-pos-tuh-tiz-uhm] , noun
unapostatized, adjective
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apostatize or apostatise (əˈpɒstəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
(intr) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance
 
apostatise or apostatise
 
vb

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apostatize
1610s, from L.L. apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate).
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