Definitions for abjure
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abjure, recant, forswear, retract, resileverb
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.
Etymology: * First attested in 1430.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: abjuro, Lat.
Either to die the death, or to abjure
For ever the society of man. William Shakespeare, Midsum. Night’s Dream.
No man, therefore, that hath not abjured his reason, and sworn allegiance to a preconceived fantastical hypothesis, can undertake the defence of such a supposition. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
Abjuration is the solemn repudiation, abandonment, or renunciation by or upon oath, often the renunciation of citizenship or some other right or privilege. The term comes from the Latin abjurare, "to forswear".
Abjure generally means to solemnly renounce or reject a belief, cause, or claim, often in a formal statement or publicly. It can also refer to the act of giving up personal rights or an oath.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab-jōōr′, v.t. to renounce on oath or solemnly: to recant: to repudiate.—n. Abjurā′tion, official renunciation on oath of any principle or pretension.—adj. Abjur′atory.—n. Abjur′er. [L. ab, from, jurāre, -ātum, to swear.]
The numerical value of abjure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of abjure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- [[отричам]] [[се]] [[под]] [[клетва]], отказвам, отхвърлямBulgarian
- afzweren, [[verzaken]] [[aan]] een [[eed]], verzaken, herroepenDutch
- отказываться, отрекаться, отречься, [[отрицать]] [[под]] [[присяга, [[торжественно]] [[отрекаться]], отказаться, [[клятвенно]] [[отрекаться]]Russian
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