- to give up or put aside voluntarily: to renounce worldly pleasures.
- to give up by formal declaration: to renounce a claim.
- to repudiate; disown: to renounce one's son.
- to play a card of a different suit from that led.
- to abandon or give up a suit led.
- to fail to follow the suit led.
- Cards. an act or instance of renouncing.
Origin of renounce
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Examples from the Web for renouncement
She showed him her renouncement of Rosser, and sent it forth to post.Love's Usuries
An allusion, presumably, to the renouncement of wine made by Bbur and some of his followers in 933 AH.
This line shews that Bburs renouncement was of wine only; he continued to eat confections (majn).
Of course the sacrifice is partially a communion; but it is also, and no less essentially, a gift and an act of renouncement.The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life
The first is the renouncement of riches and worldly honors; the second is the renouncement of profane desires.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
- (tr) to give up (a claim or right), esp by formal announcementto renounce a title
- (tr) to repudiateto renounce Christianity
- (tr) to give up (some habit, pursuit, etc) voluntarilyto renounce smoking
- (intr) cards to fail to follow suit because one has no cards of the suit led
- rare a failure to follow suit in a card game
Word Origin and History for renouncement
late 14c., from Old French renoncier "give up, cede" (12c., Modern French renoncer), from Latin renuntiare "bring back word; proclaim; protest against, renounce," from re- "against" (see re-) + nuntiare "to report, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related: Renounced; renouncing.