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Meaning of ABJURE

Pronunciation:  ab'jûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
 

ABJURE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: forswear, recant, resile, retract
 
 See Also: renounce, repudiate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ab*jure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abjured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Abjuring}.] [L. abjurare to deny upon oath; ab + jurare
    to swear, fr. jus, juris, right, law; cf. F. abjurer. See
    {Jury}.]
    1. To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to
       abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to
       swear to abandon it forever.
    
    2. To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to
       abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure
       errors. ``Magic I here abjure.'' --Shak.
    
    Syn: See {Renounce}.
    
    
  2. \Ab*jure"\, v. i.
    To renounce on oath. --Bp. Burnet.
    
    
 
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