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Abjure - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abjure' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abjure [ v. i.]
- To renounce on oath.
2 . Abjure [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors.

Meaning of 'Abjure' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abjure [ v]
Meaning (1):
- formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
Example in sentence:
  • He retracted his earlier statements about his religion;
  • She abjured her beliefs