Definitions for abjureæbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•jureæbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr(v.t.)-jured, -jur•ing.

  1. to repudiate or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant.

  2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear:

    to abjure allegiance to a country.

  3. to refrain from; avoid.

Origin of abjure:

1400–50; < L abjūrāre to deny on oath =ab-ab - +jūrāre to swear; see jury1

ab•jur′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. abjure(Verb)

    To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.

  2. abjure(Verb)

    To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; to swear an oath to leave.

    To abjure errors.

  3. abjure(Verb)

    To abstain from.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1430.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abjure(verb)

    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

  2. Abjure(verb)

    to renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors

  3. Abjure(verb)

    to renounce on oath

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