The abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief or principle: the execution of their leader for apostasy brought widespread criticism
More example sentences
- Any verbal denial of any principle of Muslim belief is considered apostasy.
- This refrain must be one of the most lyrical expressions of political apostasy ever written.
- However, the reintroduction of true gospel doctrine into those periods of apostasy required a belief in continued divine revelation.
Middle English: from ecclesiastical Latin apostasia, from a late Greek alteration of Greek apostasis 'defection'.