meaning of abjure

abjure meaning in General Dictionary

To renounce on oath

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  • To renounce upon oath to forswear to disavow regarding abjure allegiance to a prince To abjure the world is to swear to abandon it forever
  • officially reject or disavow a formerly held belief, generally under pressure
  • To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; because, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever.
  • To renounce or decline with solemnity; to recant; to abandon permanently; to decline; repudiate; as, to abjure errors.
  • To renounce on oath.

abjure meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., from center French abjurer or straight from Latin abiurare "deny on oath," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + iurare "to swear," about ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Associated: Abjured; abjuring.


abjure meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; because, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, will be swear to abandon it forever.

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  • (v. t.) To renounce or decline with solemnity; to recant; to abandon permanently; to reject; repudiate; since, to abjure errors.
  • (v. i.) To renounce on oath.

Sentence Examples with the word abjure

With a crusade, Ninoslav was baptized, only to abjure Christianity in 1233.

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