from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To revert to sin or wrongdoing, especially in religious practice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
- v. To shirk responsibility; to renege on one's obligations or commitments.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To slide back, in a figurative sense; apostatize; turn from the faith; depart from or abandon religious principles or practices.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
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