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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Apostasy

APOS'TASY, noun [Gr. a defection, to depart.]

1. An abandonment of what one has professed; a total desertion, or departure from one's faith or religion.

2. The desertion from a party to which one has adhered.

3. Among physicians, the throwing off of exfoliated or fractured bone, or the various solution of disease.

4. An abscess.