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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: apostasia, from Greek, from aphistasthai 'to revolt', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + histasthai 'to stand'

apostasy

noun
     
a‧pos‧ta‧sy [uncountable]
formalRR when someone suddenly stops believing in a religion or supporting a political party
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