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abjure

Legal Definition of abjure

Verb

  1. renounce on oath (an opinion, cause etc.)

Related terms

  • [-ring] abjuring

Definition of abjure

Etymology

    From Latin abiūrō ("deny upon oath"), formed from ab ("of, by, from") + iūro ("swear or take an oath"), from iūs ("law, right, duty").

Pronunciation

Shorthand

  • Gregg (Version: Centennial, Series 90, DJS, Simplified): a - b - j - u - r
    (Version: Anniversary, Pre-Anniversary): a - b - j - u

Verb

to abjure (third-person singular simple present abjures, present participle abjuring, simple past and past participle abjured)

  1. (ambitransitive) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.

    To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  2. (transitive) To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate.

    To abjure errors.
    But this rough magic I here abjure. - Shakespeare, Tempest, V, i

Synonyms

  • renounce

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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