Run"a*gate (?), n. [F. ren'egat, Prov. renegat. LL. renegatus; confused with E. run and gate a way. See Renegate.]
A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade.
Wretched runagates from the jail.
Who has not been a runagate from duty?
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