abjurer


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abjurer - a person who abjures
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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