abjurer

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Etymology[edit]

abjure +‎ -er

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Noun[edit]

abjurer (plural abjurers)

  1. One who abjures. [From 16th century]
    • 1583, John Foxe, Actes and Monuments, London: John Daye, 4th edition, Volume 2, Book 7,[1]
      To thys Iames Morden with other moe abiurers, it was enioyned by Bishoppe Smith, for seuen yeares, to visite the church of Lincolne twise a yeare from Amersham.
    • 1655, William Prynne, A New Discovery of Free-State Tyranny, London: for the author, p. 25,[2]
      [] to force him by tedious uncomfortable imprisonments, and extreame penury to turn a practicall Apostate and perjured abjurer of all his former Orthodox loyall Principles []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ab- +‎ jurer, borrowed from Latin abiūrō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ab.ʒy.ʁe/
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Verb[edit]

abjurer

  1. (transitive, intransitive, very formal) To renounce or abandon solemnly; to abjure.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, religion) To formally renounce one's religious belief; to apostatise.
  3. (obsolete) To reject by oath someone's authority.

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