apostacy

apostacy
apostacy (also spelled apostasy)
The total renunciation of Christianity, by embracing either a false religion or no religion at all.
In old English law, this offense could take place only in such as had once professed the Christian religion. 4 Bl.Comm. 43

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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