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Definition of Apostate

Apologize
Apologize
  APOSTATE   noun
A leech who, having penetrated the shell of a turtle only to find that the creature has long been dead, deems it expedient to form a new attachment to a fresh turtle.
 

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Apothecary
Apothecary
Regular definition:
APOSTATE:
??p?st?t n. & adj. --n. a person who renounces a former belief, adherence, etc. --adj. engaged in apostasy. °°apostatical adj. [ME f. OF apostate or eccl.L apostata f. Gk apostates deserter (as APOSTASY)]


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