Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See apostasy.

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  • noun Abandonment of religion (see apostasy)
  • noun law the ancient criminal offence of heresy or non-belief in religion.

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Examples

  • As there are numerous specifically 'moslem' states in the world where conversion to another religion (so called apostacy) attracts the death penalty I fail to see the moral authority behind those in the UN joining in calling Israel a 'racist state' yet no a tweet out of them on the fate of those with the unhappy lot of being raised as moslem but who subsequently want to move away from it.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Beinart then goes on to describe a number of examples of Lieberman's "apostacy" that arguably made the Democratic party stronger.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Beinart then goes on to describe a number of examples of Lieberman's "apostacy" that arguably made the Democratic party stronger.

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  • And it ought to be remembered, that the guilt of this kind of apostacy hath driven some to despair; as in the case of

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.

  • Jews, or Turks, or heathens: I do not think there is, but yet, for all that, we are not free from the danger of apostacy; there is great danger, not of men's apostatizing from one religion to another, but from religion to infidelity and atheism; and of this worst kind of apostacy of all other, I wish the age we live in had not afforded us too many instances.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 04.

  • When we say, the devil is continually busy with us, I mean not only some apostate spirit as one particular being, but that spirit of apostacy which is lodged in all men's natures; and this may seem particularly to be aimed at in this place, if we observe the context: -- as the scripture speaks of Christ not only as a particular person, but as a divine principle in holy souls.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

  • Muslim countries indeed specifies death for "apostacy" from Islam.

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  • Muslim countries indeed specifies death for "apostacy" from Islam.

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  • Muslim countries indeed specifies death for "apostacy" from Islam.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • Muslim countries indeed specifies death for "apostacy" from Islam.

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