Origin of renegade
Examples from the Web for renegade
What does that promising growth mean for the renegade brewers at Casa Bruja?House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To paraphrase the renegade philosopher Hannibal, I love it when science comes together.Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years|Matthew R. Francis|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the strongest of the anti-Islamists is a renegade general, Khalifa Haftar, who is fighting in the east.
Earlier this year, Miller responded to calls to stand with Cliven Bundy and declared common cause with the renegade rancher.
This is not a renegade observation; it is a commonplace among experts on the case.
Faith, he fought Jules Lescalles knife to knife, and ended the career of that renegade.Beyond the Frontier|Randall Parrish
King Sauls seems to furnish the one great human illustration in scripture of heaven's renegade fallen prince.Quiet Talks on Prayer|S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
“Now, my friends, look out for your countryman,” said the renegade.Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
My luck is good in truth, for it has been one of the great sorrows of my life that you have so often escaped me, renegade.Montezuma's Daughter|H. Rider Haggard
One of the persecutors, Feyzo, strove to force his own mother by hunger to give up the faith from which he was himself a renegade.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXII, 1640|Diego Aduarte
British Dictionary definitions for renegade
- a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor
- (as modifier)a renegade priest
Word Origin for renegade
Word Origin and History for renegade
1580s, "apostate," probably (with change of suffix) from Spanish renegado, originally "Christian turned Muslim," from Medieval Latin renegatus, noun use of past participle of renegare "deny" (see renege). General sense of "turncoat" is from 1660s. The form renegate, directly from Medieval Latin, is attested in English from late 14c. As an adjective from 1705.