ren|e|gade [ˈrenıgeıd] n literary
[Date: 1400-1500; : Spanish; Origin: renegado, from Medieval Latin renegare 'to say that something is not true', from Latin negare; NEGATE]
someone who leaves one side in a war, politics etc in order to join the opposing side - used to show disapproval
a renegade army unit

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