- 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.
- 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
- a fugitive from the law; outlaw
Origin of renegadeSpanish renegado, past participle of renegar, to deny from Medieval Latin renegare from Classical Latin re-, again + negare, to deny (see negation); the word replaces Middle English renagat from Medieval Latin renegatus, past participle of renegare
- One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
- An outlaw; a rebel.
intransitive verbren·e·gad·ed, ren·e·gad·ing, ren·e·gades
Origin of renegadeSpanish renegado from Medieval Latin renegātus past participle of renegāre to deny Latin re- re- Latin negāre to deny ; see ne in Indo-European roots.