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runagate

[ ruhn-uh-geyt ]
/ ˈrʌn əˌgeɪt /
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noun
a fugitive or runaway.
a vagabond or wanderer.
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Origin of runagate

1520–30; run (v.) + obsolete agate away; sense influenced by obsolete renegate (Middle English renegat<Medieval Latin renegātusrenegade)
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British Dictionary definitions for runagate

runagate
/ (ˈrʌnəˌɡeɪt) /

noun
archaic
  1. a vagabond, fugitive, or renegade
  2. (as modifier)a runagate priest

Word Origin for runagate

C16: variant (influenced by run) of renegade
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