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abjuration

[ ab-juh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of abjuring.
renunciation upon oath.

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Origin of abjuration

1505–15; <Medieval Latin abjūrātiōn- (stem of abjūrātiō); see abjure, -ate1, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM abjuration

non·ab·ju·ra·tion, noun

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