(third-person singular simple present abjures, present participle abjuring, simple past and past participle abjured)
- To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- To abjure allegiance to a prince.
- To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
- To reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- To abjure errors.
- To abstain from; to avoid; to shun.
From Middle English abjuren, from Latin abiūrō (“deny upon oath”) (possibly via Middle French abjurer), formed from ab (“from, away from”) + iūro (“swear or take an oath”), from iūs (“law, right, duty”).