What does abjure mean?

Definitions for abjureæbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abjure.

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"


  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

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.]


  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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Translations for abjure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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