- The definition of renegade is disloyal or relates to leaving one group and joining another.
An example of renegade people are those who leave one political movement and join the opposing movement.
- Renegade is defined as someone who rejects one religion or group for another.
An example of a renegade is someone who leaves the Republican Party and joins the Independent Party.
renegade definition by Webster's New World
- a person who abandons one religion for another; apostate
- a person who abandons a party, movement, etc. and goes over to the other side; traitor; turncoat
Origin: Spanish renegado, past participle of renegar, to deny ; from Midieval Latin renegare ; from Classical Latin re-, again plush negare, to deny (see negation); the word replaces Middle English renagat ; from Midieval Latin renegatus, past participle of renegare
renegade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
- An outlaw; a rebel.
Origin: Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegātus, past participle of renegāre, to deny : Latin re-, re- + Latin negāre, to deny; see ne in Indo-European roots.