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abjuration


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abjuration  \Ab`ju*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  abjuratio:  cf  F. 
  abjuration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  abjuring  or  forswearing;  a  renunciation  upon 
  oath;  as  abjuration  of  the  realm,  a  sworn  banishment,  an 
  oath  taken  to  leave  the  country  and  never  to  return. 
 
  2.  A  solemn  recantation  or  renunciation;  as  an  abjuration  of 
  heresy. 
 
  {Oath  of  abjuration},  an  oath  asserting  the  right  of  the 
  present  royal  family  to  the  crown  of  England,  and 
  expressly  abjuring  allegiance  to  the  descendants  of  the 
  Pretender.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abjuration 
  n  :  a  disavowal  of  a  previous  assertion  [syn:  {retraction},  {recantation}] 




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