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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.
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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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Cette union changera completement sa vie notamment lorsqu'en Janvier 1972, son epouse accedera au rang de Reine du Danemark; une situation qui obligera alors l'ancien comte bordelais a troquer le nom d'Henri pour Henrik, a renoncer a sa nationalite francaise pour devenir danois et a abjurer sa foi catholique pour le protestantisme.
And when the Jews see how your forehead shines, they'll tell their din's abjurer and denier: "This is the lightning-flash that the Merciful One displayed to His praying prophet-confidant Moses." The Magians see your face's light, and then, above, black hair like darkness motionless, and in between this light and darkness stand the proofs they prep for every challenger; You are their sun, how many bend to you in prayer when darkness falls and bow!
The abjurer took a route directly to the coast, begged passage on a ship to France, and most likely never returned.
Se deplacer peut donc vouloir dire: se porter l'a oU l'on ne vous attend pas, ou encore et plus radicalement, abjurer ce qu'on a ecrit (mais non forcement ce qu'on a pense), lorsque le pouvoir gregaire l'utilise et l'asservit (BARTHES, 2002b : 437).
Elle a estime que les partis de la troika s'emploient a abjurer le processus du Dialogue pour le detourner de ses objectifs fixes par la feuille de route, et ce en portant atteinte au principe du consensus nonobstant l'attachement du Front a cette initiative et les concessions qu'il a faites , a ce propos.