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ab·jure

 (ăb-jo͝or′)
tr.v. ab·jured, ab·jur·ing, ab·jures
1. To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate: "For nearly 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all titles, preferring to remain just plain 'Mr.'" (Time).
2. To renounce under oath; forswear.

[Middle English abjuren, from Old French abjurer, from Latin abiūrāre : ab-, away; see ab-1 + iūrāre, to swear; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

ab′ju·ra′tion n.
ab·jur′er n.
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ab•ju•ra•tion

(ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of abjuring.
2. renunciation upon oath.
[1505–15; < Medieval Latin]
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abjuration

the act of renouncing upon oath, as by an alien applying for citizenship who renounces allegiance to a former country of nationality.
See also: Allegiance
the act of renouncing upon oath, such as an alien applying for citizenship renouncing allegiance to a former country of nationality.
See also: Renunciation
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abjuration - a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
disavowal, disclaimer - denial of any connection with or knowledge of
backdown, climb-down, withdrawal - a retraction of a previously held position
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abjuration

noun
A formal statement of disavowal:
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Translations

abjuration

nAbschwören nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
Felons who sought sanctuary in a church, however, were allowed to abjure the realm, a solemn and regulated procedure by which, usually in the presence of the coroner of the county, the felon confessed to the crimes alleged and swore to follow a prescribed route to a prescribed port from which to sail for another country.
After that they could give up (and almost certainly be executed, guilty or not) or "abjure the realm," which meant they forfeited all their rights and property to the Crown in return for safe (more in theory than practice) passage to a port from which they were to leave, never to return.
Instead the records note that the sanctuary seeker demanded his or her right to abjure the realm of England.