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abnegates

verb , present tense third-person singular of abnegate

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1 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • abnegated all claims to the deceased lord's domain
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2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to)
  • felt that if the Congress adopted these security measures, it would be abnegating the nation's fundamental commitment to individual rights
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