ab·​ju·​ra·​tion | \ ˌab-jə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce abjuration (audio) \

Definition of abjuration

1 : the act or process of abjuring
2 : an oath of abjuring

Examples of abjuration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On reaching his destination, the abjuror was supposed to wade into the sea and cry out for passage (the main route in this high period of abjuration was from Dover to Wissant, just across the Channel). Rafil Kroll-zaidi, The New York Review of Books, "The Revival of Church Sanctuary," 3 Nov. 2020 On abjurations and conversions among Jews in 1938–39, see De Felice, Storia degli ebrei sotto il fascismo, 334. 5. Ruth Ben-ghiat, Slate Magazine, "Why Italian fascists embraced Hitler’s anti-Semitism.," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of abjuration

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abjuration

Middle English abjuracioun, borrowed from Anglo-French abjuracion, borrowed from Medieval Latin abjūrātiōn-, abjūrātiō, going back to Late Latin, "repudiation," from Latin abjūrāre "to repudiate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at abjure

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“Abjuration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abjuration. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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