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runagate Line breaks: runa|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnəɡeɪt/

Definition of runagate in English:

noun

archaic
A person who has run away; a deserter.
Example sentences
  • I found this runagate at Vienna.
  • He is a runagate, and worse than a rogue.
  • Floyd is not only a thief, but a runagate - light-footed as well as light-fingered.

Origin

Mid 16th century: variant of dialect renegate, from medieval Latin renegatus 'renounced': see renegade.

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