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abjure

[ ab-joor, -jur ]
/ æbˈdʒʊər, -ˈdʒɜr /
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verb (used with object), ab·jured, ab·jur·ing.
to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
to avoid or shun.
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Origin of abjure

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin abjūrāre to deny on oath, equivalent to ab-ab- + jūrāre to swear; see jury1

OTHER WORDS FROM abjure

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abjure

abjure , adjure
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British Dictionary definitions for abjure

abjure
/ (əbˈdʒʊə) /

verb (tr)
to renounce or retract, esp formally, solemnly, or under oath
to abstain from or reject

Derived forms of abjure

abjuration, nounabjurer, noun

Word Origin for abjure

C15: from Old French abjurer or Latin abjurāre to deny on oath
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