Abjure meaning

ăb-jo͝or
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).

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The definition of abjure is to take back something, especially when you have to take it back formally or by some specific process.

An example of the word abjure is when a confession is given but then later rescinded.

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To give up (rights, allegiance, etc.) under oath; renounce.
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To give up (opinions) publicly; recant.
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To reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

To abjure errors.

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To renounce under oath; forswear.
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To abstain from; to avoid; to shun.
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To recant solemnly; renounce or repudiate.
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Origin of abjure

  • Middle English abjuren from Old French abjurer from Latin abiūrāre ab- away ab–1 iūrāre to swear yewes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary