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re·nun·ci·a·tion

 (rĭ-nŭn′sē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of renouncing: the renunciation of all earthly pleasures.
2. A declaration in which something is renounced.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman renunciacion, from Latin renūntiātiō, renūntiātiōn-, from renūntiātus, past participle of renūntiāre, to renounce; see renounce.]

re·nun′ci·a′tive, re·nun′ci·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
References in classic literature ?
At last she sent me away with her soft, slow, renunciatory kiss.
I have nothing more to say,' returned Mrs Wilfer, with a meek renunciatory action of her gloves.
How is the financing of religious affairs ideologically, performatively and administratively managed, when the topic of money is so symbolically charged in Thai discourses about renunciatory monastic asceticism?
The tactic would push him toward the empty, useless moralism that might lead him to embrace a romantic, renunciatory, conscience-saving death
She finds these things in Shelley's similes and in his "protracted Spenserian stanzas," where she also locates "an idiom of renunciatory attachment, one that enables a loving disentanglement of human beings from one another, and from the world" (82).
There is an implicit contrast in the poetry, Higgins believes, between Ipseity, an emphasis on the Incarnation and thus sacramentality, and Kenosis, an emphasis on emptying, on selving as "a renunciatory kind of becoming" (82).
I attempt to expand what I see as narrow scholarly definitions of ahimsa that dwell exclusively upon the orthodox, renunciatory interpretation at the expense of more worldly formulations.
John would profess--to himself--to be amazed that all that spiritual practice, the renunciatory mind-squeezing spine-freezing sitting meditation, had yielded nothing.
Owners have informed charterers that their conduct constitutes a continuing repudiatory and/or renunciatory breach of the charter bringing the charterparty to an end.
What is achieved in The Wings of the Dove is a tragic, renunciatory act of moral rectitude on Densher's part.
Just as Thullananda is greedy on behalf of herself, she is also greedy on behalf of those she favors; both greed and favoritism stand opposed to renunciatory detachment and are manifestations of selfish desire.
It is the performance of the paradox that the ideal of the domestic, when applied to a conjugal partnership in which one role of the husband is to pursue the eccentric renunciatory path, implies that the wife renounce the husband as he renounces her.