noun, plural a·pos·ta·sies.
Examples from the Web for apostasy
Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
Khartoum says Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian, must hang for “apostasy.”Obama Adds Insult to Injury for Sharia-Condemned Young Mother in Sudan|Nina Shea|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one is known to have been executed for apostasy in Sudan since 1991, when it was made a capital crime.In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian|Nina Shea|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's for the crime of apostasy (in this case, writing a novel) that Ayatollah Khomenei sent death squads for Salman Rushdie.
For another year I fought the dread of my apostasy being discovered.A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism|Lynn K. Wilder|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She then fell on her knees and prayed to the gods of her fathers to forgive her for her apostasy from them.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
His family tries every means to bring him back and to punish his apostasy.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
Was it when the first sect was formed, namely, the Roman Catholic sect, in the beginning of the apostasy?Birth of a Reformation|Andrew Byers
That was a total of five hundred souls who were all drawn from their infidelity or apostasy.
Apostasy and superstition are ever proud and impatient of dissent: all must conform or perish.No Cross, No Crown|William Penn