Oath of abjuration


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an oath asserting the right of the present royal family to the crown of England, and expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the Pretender.
- Brande & C.

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Even though Elijah's father had his civil rights restored two years later, in 1786, after he took an "oath of abjuration and allegiance", the ultimate question remained: to whom did Zebulon, and for that matter, his family, really owe their allegiance?
The final barrier to emancipation was the Oath of Abjuration, which was one of the three oaths that had to be taken by an MP before taking his seat in the House of Commons.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church notes that ecclesiastical sanctuary "had developed out of the usage that a criminal who had taken refuge in a church might not be removed from it, but was allowed to take an oath of abjuration before the coroner and proceed to a seaport appointed by the latter.