Definitions for: Renegade


[n] a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
[n] someone who rebels and becomes and outlaw
[adj] having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
[v] break with established customs



Webster (1913) Definition: Ren"e*gade (r?n"?-g?d), n. [Sp. renegado, LL.
renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to
deny. See Negation, and cf. Runagate.]
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.

Synonyms: apostate, deserter, disloyal, ratter, rebel, recreant, recreant, turncoat

See Also: defector, dissent, protest, quitter, resist

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