abjure

[ab-joor, -jur]
verb (used with object), abjured, abjuring.
1.
to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
2.
to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
3.
to avoid or shun.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin abjūrāre to deny on oath, equivalent to ab- ab- + jūrāre to swear; see jury1

abjuratory, adjective
abjurer, noun
nonabjuratory, adjective
unabjuratory, adjective
unabjured, adjective

abjure, adjure.
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abjure (əbˈdʒʊə)
 
vb
1.  to renounce or retract, esp formally, solemnly, or under oath
2.  to abstain from or reject
 
[C15: from Old French abjurer or Latin abjurāre to deny on oath]
 
abju'ration
 
n
 
ab'jurer
 
n

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abjure
early 15c., from M.Fr. abjurer, from L. abjurare "deny on oath," from ab- "away" + jurare "to swear," related to jus (gen. juris) "law" (see jurist).
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Example sentences
To reach that listener she has to give up one of the jazz musician's primary
  rights, which is to abjure her past.
But let us hope those yet to be written will abjure facile ideology.
Both abjure violence but are ready to court confrontation by bringing thousands
  of ethnic Albanians into the streets.
Academic freedom to pursue the truth entails the obligation to abjure untruth.
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