renunciation

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

Definition of renunciation

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

renunciative

play \ri-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective

renunciatory

play \-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.

Origin and Etymology of renunciation

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


First Known Use: 14th century


RENUNCIATION Defined for English Language Learners

renunciation

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

Definition of renunciation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of renouncing something or someone


Law Dictionary

renunciation

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

Legal Definition of renunciation

  1. :  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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