abjuration abjuration

Definition(s):

  • (n) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

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Usage(s):

  1. When he was ordained anew, in 1935, he had but one regret: he found it difficult to "detest" his former faith, as required in the oath of abjuration.
  2. The first Cheever in America was a Puritan schoolmaster who was eulogized by Cotton Mather for "his untiring abjuration of the devil" and who believed that "man is full of misery .
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