abrenounce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin abrenunciare, from Latin ab- (from) + renuntio (revoke).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.ɹiˈnaʊnts/
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Verb[edit]

abrenounce (third-person singular simple present abrenounces, present participle abrenouncing, simple past and past participle abrenounced)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To renounce; to contradict. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.][1]
    • 1536 June 9, Hugh Latimer, Sermon preached before the convocation of the clergy:
      They abrenounce and cast them off.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.