- the act of abjuring.
- renunciation upon oath.
Origin of abjuration
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Examples from the Web for abjuration
The offer was accepted, his abjuration was taken by a priest, and he was set at liberty.Fox's Book of Martyrs
The young preacher was summoned to take the oath of allegiance and abjuration.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
She testified to her abjuration in hourly ingenious, touching ways.The Real Thing and Other Tales
The Abjuration Bill and a money bill were awaiting his assent.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
The republic existed, in fact, from the moment of the abjuration in 1581.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84
John Lothrop Motley
Word Origin and History for abjuration
mid-15c., from Latin abjurationem (nominative abjuratio) "a denying on oath," noun of action from past participle stem of abjurare (see abjure).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper