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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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But the poetic voice is not so naive so as to expect that this demonstration of humility would be enough, he is aware of the repercussions of his insolence as the abjuration of Christ and the Holy Spirit would render him incapable of asking for the redemption that according to the Christian belief Christ has obtained for mankind; the Holy Spirit being both the messenger and message of His existence; and as the fear of the impossibility of absolution seizes the speaker's mind, he resorts with yet another self-referential line in which he attempts to justify his actions by arguing that if his words no longer have its complete potential of creation then they should not serve to condemn him eilher (v.