Renegade

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Definition:

a deserter of any type, (historically, in terms of religion)

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The English borrowed and ┬ámodified this word from the Spanish ‘renegado,‘ who formed it from a Latin term meaning “to deny.”

When a Christian deserted and joined the Muslim army, Spanish churchmen labeled a man who denounced his faith a “renegado.” English took this and modified it to ‘renegade’ and was used to designate “the occasional turncoat who denied his religion for profit.”

Source:

What's In a Word? by Webb Garrison,

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