apos·tate /əˈpɑsˌtet, tət/
A·pos·tate, v. i. To apostatize. [Obs.]
We are not of them which apostate from Christ. --Bp. Hall.
1. One who has forsaken the faith, principles, or party, to which he before adhered; esp., one who has forsaken his religion for another; a pervert; a renegade.
2. R. C. Ch. One who, after having received sacred orders, renounces his clerical profession.
A·pos·tate, a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, apostasy; faithless to moral allegiance; renegade.
So spake the apostate angel. --Milton.
A wretched and apostate state. --Steele.
adj : not faithful to religion or party or cause
n : a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or
religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter,
renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter]