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The first thing to do to know the meaning of the term that concerns us now is to establish its etymological origin. In this sense, we can determine that it derives from Latin and that it is the result of the sum of two components of that language: the prefix “re-”, which can be translated as “backward” and the verb “negare”, which means “to say no".

Renegade is a adjective which is used to qualify he who denies something . The verb to deny, meanwhile, refers to abandon, reject or deny something, moving away from it .

It is usually described as renegade, in this way, the person what voluntarily abandons one faith or one religion to embrace another . This meaning arose in medieval times when Christians and Muslims clashed and there were subjects that passed from one religion to another. He who abandoned his beliefs was indicated as renegade.

Precisely history has left us a long list of renegades in religious matters, due to the different circumstances they had to live:
-Muladíes, were the Spanish-Visigoths who, during the eighth century in the territories that today make up Spain, converted to Islam.
-Elches, the Christians who went to Islam.
-Moriscos, were the Muslims of Al-Andalus who, after the forced conversion established by the Catholic Monarchs, became baptized and “embraced” Christianity.

At present, precisely within Islam there are strong controversies about those who carry out the apostasy of that religion. Thus, for some faithful of that faith, the most iron and intolerant, it is considered that the attitude of those who leave it aside must be punished with the death penalty. On the contrary, for others that action should not be failed or punished, because individuals must be given freedom.

By extension, anyone who modifies their way of thinking and departs from a doctrine or of a philosophy that before defended. For example: “I am fed up with the renegades of liberalism who now want to approach our government”, "I'm not a renegade, I just allow myself to question what seems wrong to me", "There are many renegades of communism who now present themselves as champions of freedom".

"Renegade" or "Renegade" In its original language, it is the title of a series of TV produced in U.S that was issued between 1992 and 1997 . Along the 110 episodes , experiences of a policeman named Reno Raines (played by the actor Lorenzo Lamas ), who is accused of a crime he did not commit. Reindeer He escapes from prison and, while trying to clear his name, ends up transforming into a bounty hunter.

"Renegade" it was one of the most successful series of the decade of 1990 , being issued in dozens of countries .

Likewise, we cannot forget that there are several films that use the term that occupies us as a title. This would be the case, for example, of "The Renegade." This is a French production of 1954, directed by Leo Joannon, which revolves around a man who hangs habits to become a military officer.

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