renunciation

noun re·nun·ci·a·tion \ ri-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of renunciation

: the act or practice of renouncing : repudiation; specifically : ascetic self-denial

renunciative

play \ri-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective

renunciatory

play \ri-ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of renunciation in a Sentence

  1. the king's renunciation of the throne

  2. Their vows include renunciation of all wealth.

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Origin and Etymology of renunciation

Middle English renunciacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin renuntiation-, renuntiatio, from renuntiare to renounce


RENUNCIATION Defined for English Language Learners

renunciation

noun

Definition of renunciation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of renouncing something or someone


Law Dictionary

renunciation

noun re·nun·ci·a·tion \ ri-ˌnən-sē-ˈā-shən \

legal Definition of renunciation

: the act or practice of renouncing; specifically : the act of refusing to continue to acknowledge, recognize, or be bound by a contract or obligation : repudiation


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