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See also: abjuré
From Middle English abjuren, from Latin abiūrō (“deny upon oath”) (possibly via Middle French abjurer), formed from ab (“from, away from”) + iūro (“swear or take an oath”), from iūs (“law, right, duty”).
- (transitive) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- To abjure allegiance to a prince.
- To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
- 1786, William Beckford, Vathek; an Arabian Tale:
- adore then the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet.
- (transitive, obsolete, historical) To cause one to renounce or recant. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (transitive) To reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- To abjure errors.
- (transitive) To abstain from; to avoid; to shun.
- 1902, Robert Marshall Grade, The Haunted Major:
- Except during the season in town, she spends her year in golfing, either at St Magnus or Pau, for, like all good Americans, she has long since abjured her native soil.
- (to renounce upon oath): disavow, forswear, renounce; See also Thesaurus:repudiate or Thesaurus:recant
- (to cause one to renounce or recant):
- (to reject with solemnity): disclaim, repudiate
- (to abstain from): avoid, shun; See also Thesaurus:avoid
to renounce upon oath
to renounce with solemnity
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , →ISBN), page 3
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abjure”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 5.
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