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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 apos·ta·sy /əˈpɑstəsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·pos·ta·sy n.; pl. Apostasies   An abandonment of what one has voluntarily professed; a total desertion of departure from one's faith, principles, or party; esp., the renunciation of a religious faith; as, Julian's apostasy from Christianity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your
           political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing
           beliefs or causes) [syn: renunciation, defection]
      2: the act of abandoning a party or cause [syn: tergiversation]