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runagate

[ruhn-uh-geyt] /ˈrʌn əˌgeɪt/
noun
1.
a fugitive or runaway.
2.
a vagabond or wanderer.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; run (v.) + obsolete agate away; sense influenced by obsolete renegate (Middle English renegat < Medieval Latin renegātus renegade)
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runagate

/ˈrʌnəˌɡeɪt/
noun
1.
(archaic)
  1. a vagabond, fugitive, or renegade
  2. (as modifier): a runagate priest
Word Origin
C16: variant (influenced by run) of renegade
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