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renegade

[ ren-i-geyd ]
/ ˈrɛn ɪˌgeɪd /
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noun
a person who deserts a party or cause for another.
an apostate from a religious faith.
adjective
of or like a renegade; traitorous.
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Origin of renegade

1575–85; <Spanish renegado<Medieval Latin renegātus (noun use of past participle of renegāre to desert, renege), equivalent to re-re- + neg-, base of negāre to deny + -ātus-ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for renegade

renegade
/ (ˈrɛnɪˌɡeɪd) /

noun
  1. a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor
  2. (as modifier)a renegade priest
any outlaw or rebel

Word Origin for renegade

C16: from Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce, from Latin re- + negāre to deny
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