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tr.v. ab·horred, ab·hor·ring, ab·hors
To regard with horror or loathing; detest: "The problem with Establishment Republicans is they abhor the unseemliness of a political brawl" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

[Middle English abhorren, from Latin abhorrēre, to shrink from : ab-, from; see ab-1 + horrēre, to shudder.]

ab·hor′rer n.
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Noun1.abhorrer - a signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred
signatory, signer - someone who signs and is bound by a document
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On ne peut alors abhorrer ni honnir sa propre chair.
tout bon Francois & Catholique doit detester & abhorrer [aller contre la Loi salique, car cela est] directement contraire a la parole de Dieu, aux saincts Decrets, Concile & libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane : & [...] ouvre la porte a l'entiere ruine & eversion de toutes polices & societez humaines instituees de Dieu[.] tout homme de bien & vray Francois doit exposer sa vie, plustost que souffrir qu'elle soit alteree & violee (103).