Ren·e·gade n. One faithless to principle or party. Specifically: (a) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith.
James justly regarded these renegades as the most serviceable tools that he could employ. --Macaulay.
(b) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter. --Arbuthnot. (c) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.
adj : having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had
proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
n 1: someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
2: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or
religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter,
apostate, turncoat, recreant, ratter]
v : break with established customs [syn: rebel]