Renunciation meaning

rĭ-nŭnsē-āshən
A declaration in which something is renounced.
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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.
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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.

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The act or an instance of renouncing.

The renunciation of all earthly pleasures.

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The act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc.
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A written statement or declaration of this.
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The act of rejecting or renouncing something as invalid.

The President's renunciation of the treaty has upset Congress.

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The resignation of an ecclesiastical office.

The bishop's renunciation was on account of his ill health.

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Origin of renunciation

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman renunciacion from Latin renūntiātiō renūntiātiōn- from renūntiātus past participle of renūntiāre to renounce renounce

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