abjuration

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noun ab·ju·ra·tion \ˌab-jə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of abjuration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of abjuring

  2. 2 :  an oath of abjuring

Origin and Etymology of 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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