abrenunciation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From either (Old French abrenonciation or from Late Latin abrenuntiatio), from Late Latin abrenuntiatus, abrenuntiatiō, from ab + renuntiatiō (to renounce).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abrenunciation (plural abrenunciations)

  1. (archaic) Absolute renunciation; repudiation; retraction. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    • Fuller:
      an abrenunciation of that truth which he so long had professed, and still believed

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5