[ab-juh-rey-shuh n]


the act of abjuring.
renunciation upon oath.

Origin of abjuration

1505–15; < Medieval Latin abjūrātiōn- (stem of abjūrātiō); see abjure, -ate1, -ion
Related formsnon·ab·ju·ra·tion, noun
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Related Words for abjuration

renunciation, withdrawal, recantation, backdown, palinode

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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).

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