Renunciation is a formal rejection of something.
When you publicly make clear you are rejecting something and write a formal letter of rejection, this is an example of renunciation.
- the act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc.
- a written statement or declaration of this
Origin of renunciationMiddle English ; from Classical Latin renuntiatio ; from renuntiatus, past participle of renuntiare: see renounce
- The act or an instance of renouncing: the renunciation of all earthly pleasures.
- A declaration in which something is renounced.
Origin of renunciationMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman renunciacion, from Latin ren&umacron;ntiati&omacron;, ren&umacron;ntiati&omacron;n-, from ren&umacron;ntiatus, past participle of ren&umacron;ntiare, to renounce; see renounce.
- re·nun′ci·a′tive, re·nun′ci·a·to′ry
abdication the formal act by a regent of resigning from his position. abjuration the act of renouncing upon oath, such as an alien applying for citizenship renouncing allegiance to a former country of nationality. expatriation the process of abandoning one’s native land or of being exiled. —expatriate, n., adj., v. recusance recusancy. —recusant, adj. recusancy resistance to authority or refusal to conform, especially in religious matters, used of English Catholics who refuse to attend the services of the Church of England. Also recusance. —recusant, n., adj. tergiversation 1. the act or process of subterfuge or evasion. 2. the abandoning of a cause or belief; apostasy. —tergiversator, n.
renunciation - Legal Definition
Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity.