What does abjure mean?

Definitions for abjure
æbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜrab·jure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. abjureverb

    To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.

  2. abjureverb

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

    To abjure errors.

  3. abjureverb

    To abstain from.

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1430.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ABJUREverb

    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.


  1. abjure

    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".


  1. abjure

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abjureverb

    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. Abjureverb

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

  3. Abjureverb

    to renounce on oath

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abjure

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abjure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abjure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • اِرْتَدَّArabic
  • [[отричам]] [[се]] [[под]] [[клетва]], отказвам, отхвърлямBulgarian
  • abschwörenGerman
  • abjurerFrench
  • abiurareItalian
  • afzweren, [[verzaken]] [[aan]] een [[eed]], verzaken, herroepenDutch
  • abjurarPortuguese
  • отказываться, отрекаться, отречься, [[отрицать]] [[под]] [[присяга, [[торжественно]] [[отрекаться]], отказаться, [[клятвенно]] [[отрекаться]]Russian
  • avsväraSwedish
  • خرابیUrdu
  • 绝妙的Chinese

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