- an act or instance of relinquishing, abandoning, repudiating, or sacrificing something, as a right, title, person, or ambition: the king's renunciation of the throne.
Origin of renunciation
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Examples from the Web for renunciatory
At last she sent me away with her soft, slow, renunciatory kiss.My Antonia
Mr. J. (with heroic and renunciatory self-denial) Let me speak, please, Mrs. Thompson.A Book o' Nine Tales.
Under these new auspices the fair penitent and the renunciatory hero began long careers in English drama and fiction.Tragedy
Ashley H. Thorndike
- the act or an instance of renouncing
- a formal declaration renouncing something
- stock exchange the surrender to another of the rights to buy new shares in a rights issue
C14: from Latin renunciātiō a declaration, from renuntiāre to report, renounce
Word Origin and History for renunciatory
late 14c., "action of renouncing," from Latin renuntiationem (nominative renuntiatio), noun of action from past participle stem of renuntiare "renounce" (see renounce).
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