verb (used with object), ab·jured, ab·jur·ing.
Origin of abjure
Examples from the Web for abjure
He's been forced to abjure his most important achievement as governor, his healthcare plan.
Haqqani invests great hope that a decision by Pakistan's military to abjure politics may correct these trends.David's Book Club: Pakistan, Between Mosque and Military|David Frum|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To persuade Iran to abjure weapons, the United States will have to make some kind of deal.
To gaze at a sister woman better dressed at half the money was simply to abjure every lofty principle.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
He then proceeded to enumerate other evangelical doctrines which they were called upon to abjure.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
That on his refusing to abjure these heretical opinions, he was turned over to the inquisition, by whom he was finally condemned.
After a long examination he was desired to abjure, which he refused without the least hesitation.
He was contumacious and refused to appear when summoned to abjure.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
Word Origin for abjure
early 15c., from Middle French abjurer or directly from Latin abiurare "deny on oath," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + iurare "to swear," related to ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Related: Abjured; abjuring.