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Definition of apostasy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apostasy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈpɒstəsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːstəsi//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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the act of rejecting the religious or political beliefs of your community or country Apostasy was punishable by death under the country's strict religious laws.