transitive verb renounced, renouncing
- to give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement
- to give up (a pursuit, practice, way of living or feeling, etc.)
- to cast off or disown; refuse further association with; repudiate: to renounce a son
ME renouncen < OFr renoncer < L renuntiare < re-, back + nuntiare, to tell < nuntius, messenger: see nuncio
Law to give up a right, trust, etc.