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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.


(ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən)

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


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
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


A formal statement of disavowal:
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Though I made no further observation of her at the moment, I may mention here what I did not discover until afterwards, namely, that she was one of a series of protegees whom my aunt had taken into her service expressly to educate in a renouncement of mankind, and who had generally completed their abjuration by marrying the baker.
Tecla Georgis renounced his abjuration, and at his death persisted in his errors.
To refuse to suffer is a sign of weakness rather than of courage, and, moreover, was it not a sort of recusance to take leave of life in despondency, an abjuration of the Christian faith which is based upon the sublime words of Jesus Christ: 'Blessed are they that mourn.
In this modern, Eurasian-dominated world that remains replete with anti-Africanism, it is the psychologically misoriented ADP who prioritizes the maintenance and development of Arabic, European, European-American, and other non-African/alien culture--even when anti-African--and thereby necessarily undermines the prioritization of African life and culture, often with abjuration.
At the opening of the book Sartore defines outlawry as the action of declaring someone to be outside the protection of the law; exile or banishment as enforced removal from the land according to an edict or sentence; and abjuration as an oath to leave a town or country forever.
In Ortese's view, the post-war society's refusal of memory corresponds to the abjuration of history that has lead to capitalistic assimilation and cultural homogenization: "senza piu storia [.
This declaration, however, does not signify that Hardy's dissatisfaction resulted in a total abjuration of all the philosophical ideas and systems he read.
The 18 papers in the proceedings consider such topics as the geo-strategies and historical perspectives of Pope Urban II and 'Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami, the impact of crusading ideology on early 12th-century Denmark, the rationality behind Manuel I Domnenos' attempt to reform the abjuration formula for converts from Islam, the Armenian kingdom and the Mongol-Frankish encounter, and Baybars and the crusades in Arab film and television.
In a related abjuration of lyric expressiveness, Lloyd's Coupures (1987) concludes with a procedural text comprised of five pages of jagged prose 'cuttings', each individual line strip-mined from pre-existent material and juxtaposed with that which precedes and follows in a manner that flouts not only syntactic continuity but even the integrity of the individual word: 'til they slammed the brakes on, & we rode straight on through/licking through the pages like a card index, duckrabbitduckra'.
In Scarry's lecture the simultaneous abjuration and accommodation of taste that the list makes possible has a distinctly self-reflexive aspect.
This fugitive role has always been in play, however, and the abjuration of a role might just be another part of his peculiar mischief.