self-renunciation

[ self-ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf rɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

renunciation of one's own will, interests, etc.

Origin of self-renunciation

First recorded in 1785–95

Related forms

self-re·nun·ci·a·to·ry [self-ri-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-uh-, self-] /ˌsɛlf rɪˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃi ə-, ˈsɛlf-/, adjective
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self-renunciation


noun

the renunciation of one's own rights, claims, interest, etc, esp in favour of those of others

Derived Forms

self-renunciatory, adjective
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