Renunciation Definition

rĭ-nŭnsē-āshən
noun
The act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc.
Webster's New World
A written statement or declaration of this.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law

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

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