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



    BrE BrE//ˈrenɪɡeɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrenɪɡeɪd//
    (formal, disapproving)
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  1. 1(often used as an adjective) a person who leaves one political, religious, etc. group to join another that has very different views a renegade priest There was no place for a communist renegade in the political climate of the time.
  2. 2a person who opposes and lives outside a group or society that they used to belong to synonym outlaw
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Spanish renegado, from medieval Latin renegatus ‘renounced’, past participle (used as a noun) of renegare, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin negare ‘deny’.
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