To renounce a son.
An example of renounce is to publicly give up a claim to a piece of property.
An example of renounce is to disown a son.
Origin of renounce
- Middle English renouncen from Old French renoncer from Latin renūntiāre to report re- re- nūntiāre to announce (from nūntius messenger neu- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin renuntiare.