Variant of renounce
- 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
Origin: Middle English renouncen from Old French renoncer from Classical Latin renuntiare from re-, back plush nuntiare, to tell from nuntius, messenger: see nuncio
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