abjuration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested around 1439. From Middle English abjuracioun, from Latin abiūrātiō (forswearing, abjuration), from ab (from, away from) + iūrō (swear or take an oath), from iūs (law, right, duty). Compare French abjuration.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.d͡ʒʊˈɹeɪ.ʃn̩/, /ˌæb.d͡ʒəˈɹeɪ.ʃn̩/, /ˌæb.d͡ʒʊɹˈɹeɪ.ʃn̩/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

abjuration (countable and uncountable, plural abjurations)

  1. A solemn recantation or renunciation on oath; as, an abjuration of heresy. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
  2. A repudiation on oath of a religious or political principle. [Mid 17th century.][1]
  3. The act of abjuring.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abjuration” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 5.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abjurer +‎ -ation, copying Latin abiūrātiō (forswearing, abjuration).

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Noun[edit]

abjuration f (plural abjurations)

  1. (formal) The action of abjurer.

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