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- (transitive, obsolete) To renounce; to contradict. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]
- 1536 June 9, Hugh Latimer, Sermon preached before the convocation of the clergy:
- They abrenounce and cast them off.
- Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abrenounce”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 8.