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v. re·nounced, re·nounc·ing, re·nounc·es
a. To give up (a title or possession, for example), especially by formal announcement.
b. To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
c. To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something): renounce violence. See Synonyms at relinquish.
2. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
To give up, relinquish, or reject something.

[Middle English renouncen, from Old French renoncer, from Latin renūntiāre, to report : re-, re- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

re·nounce′ment n.
re·nounc′er n.
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14) It seems accepted, however, that certain non-moral goods also contribute to the well-being of the renouncer.
Capability, character, charisma, intelligence, dedication, integrity, honesty, spirituality-Poe can have all of these, but loyalty and renunciation should strike deep for both the renouncer and the renounced.
That this was a trope that emerged in the colonial period is made explicit when Chatterji contrasts government indifference and repudiation of the refugee with pre-colonial veneration of the renouncer and notions of charity such as dana, dakshina, and bhiksha (Chatterji "Right or Charity?
36) It arises spontaneously (yadrcchaya), and may not arise even in a Brahmin, a renouncer, or a liberated soul.
Even if abandoning the group consensus is a thoughtful choice among options that are continually fluid, that renouncer is often summarily condemned.
Tambiah, World conqueror and world renouncer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976).
In India we value renunciation so much that it is the renouncer who is venerated.
There is Nina, a world renouncer in the Advaita tradition who now lives in a Hindu ashram.
What is a man born for but to be a Reformer, a Remaker of what man has made; a renouncer of lies; a restorer of truth and good, imitating that great Nature which embosoms us all, and which sleeps no moment on an old past, but every hour repairs herself, yielding us every morning a new day, and with every pulsation a new life?
See Weber (418), "Quand il declare renouncer a l'imitation, Du Bellay n' est-il done point tout fait sincere?
As a child, a renouncer, or a eunuch, he can legitimately maintain that precious but precarious intimacy with his mother because, although he is male, he is more like her then [sic] he is like his father.
This is instigated by the visit to their city of a renouncer who will subsequently provide the king and queen a magic cure.