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v. re·nounced, re·nounc·ing, re·nounc·es
a. To give up (a title or possession, for example), especially by formal announcement.
b. To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
c. To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something): renounce violence. See Synonyms at relinquish.
2. To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
To give up, relinquish, or reject something.

[Middle English renouncen, from Old French renoncer, from Latin renūntiāre, to report : re-, re- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

re·nounce′ment n.
re·nounc′er n.
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36) It arises spontaneously (yadrcchaya), and may not arise even in a Brahmin, a renouncer, or a liberated soul.
There is Nina, a world renouncer in the Advaita tradition who now lives in a Hindu ashram.
As a child, a renouncer, or a eunuch, he can legitimately maintain that precious but precarious intimacy with his mother because, although he is male, he is more like her then [sic] he is like his father.
This is instigated by the visit to their city of a renouncer who will subsequently provide the king and queen a magic cure.
What is a man born for but to be a reformer, a Re-maker of what man has made; a renouncer of lies; a restorer of truth and good, imitating that great Nature which embosoms us all, and which sleeps no moment on an old past, but every hour repairs herself, yielding us every morning a new day, and with every pulsation a new life?
He adopted the lifestyle, customs, and dietary practices of a Hindu renouncer (sannyasin), calling himself the "Roman Brahmin.
Accordingly, early writers argued a construct that gave legitimacy to the life-long student, hermit, and renouncer.
This is not a renouncer," they said, "This is a doctor (vaidyika).
World Conqueror and World Renouncer, A Study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand Against a Historical Background.
Could this story be an opportunity to think about how the individual only emerges from within the communal, the renouncer only from within his family?
In the context of the MN passage quoted above, being conciliated essentially means gaining confidence in the sincerity and motivation of the would-be renouncer who was a former member of another sect.