Back`slide" (?), v. i. [imp. Backslid (?); p.p. Backslidden (?), Backslid; p. pr. & vb. n. Backsliding. ] [Back , adv.+ slide.]

To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.

 

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