Meaning of the word "apostatavit" on an 18th centure Alsatian birth record

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As the title says, I am looking at a birth record from Alsace, 1751. In the margin is written the word "apostatavit". I have not been able to figure out what that means. Any ideas?
in Genealogy Help by Gus Gassmann G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)

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Seems to be a Latin word translated to apostatized in English

monasterio de Ryevalle professus fuerat, apostatavit, ut dicitur, in seculari habitu

the monastery of the Ryevalle by declaring that they had been, he apostatized, as it is said, in the secular habit;

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verb. (intransitive) to forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance. Word Origin and History for apostatize. v. 1610s, from Late Latin apostatizare, earlier apostatare, from apostata (see apostate).

Apostatize | Define Apostatize at Dictionary.com

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Oh! Thank you! This throws a completely different spin on this record. He became an apostate then? I thought it meant that he died and was wondering why they didn't use "obiit" with a date instead.

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