abjure definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate: "For Pretty Much 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all brands, preferring to remain only plain 'Mr.'” ( Time).
    • To renounce under oath; forswear.
    • To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. To abjure the realm, will be swear to abandon it forever.
    • To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon permanently; to decline; repudiate.
  • verb:
    • To refrain from; to prevent; to shun.
    • officially reject or disavow a formerly held belief, often under pressure
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To renounce on oath.
  • others:
    • To renounce upon oath; forswear; withdraw officially from: as, to abjure allegiance to a prince.
    • To renounce or repudiate; abandon; retract; specifically, to renounce or retract with solemnity: since, to abjure your errors or wrong techniques.
    • To just take an oath of abjuration.

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