Definitions for abjureæbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr
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ab•jureæbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr(v.t.)-jured, -jur•ing.
to repudiate or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant.
to renounce or give up under oath; forswear:
to abjure allegiance to a country.
to refrain from; avoid.
Origin of abjure:
1400–50; < L abjūrāre to deny on oath =ab-ab - +jūrāre to swear; see jury1
abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resile(verb)
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
"He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; to swear an oath to leave.
To abjure errors.
To abstain from.
Origin: * First attested in 1430.
to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever
to renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors
to renounce on oath