from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
- n. An outlaw; a rebel.
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a renegade; traitorous.
- intransitive v. To become a deserter or an outlaw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An outlaw or rebel.
- n. A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith.
- n. One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter.
- n. A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apostate from a religious faith.
- n. One who deserts to an enemy; one who deserts his party and joins another; a deserter.
- n. Synonyms Neophyte, Proselyte., etc. (see convert), backslider, turncoat.
- n. Traitor, runaway.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having deserted a cause or principle
- n. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
- v. break with established customs
- n. someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegātus, past participle of renegāre, to deny : Latin re-, re- + Latin negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, perfect participle of renego ("deny"). See also renege. (Wiktionary)