abnegation

[ab-ni-gey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc.: It was a time of austerity and abnegation.
2.
the act of reliquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc.: abnegation of parental responsibilities.
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abnegate (ˈæbnɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to deny to oneself; renounce (privileges, pleasure, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin abnegāre to deny]
 
abne'gation
 
n
 
'abnegator
 
n

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abnegation
1550s, from L. abnegationem (nom. abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from abnegatus, pp. of abnegare, from ab- "off, away from" + negare "to deny" (see deny).
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Example sentences
He read a ballerina's memoir and learned about the physical transformation and
  abnegation that dancers go through.
We expect a kind of self-abnegation entirely missing from the paternal
  experience.
The idea was to go beyond the movement's old tofu severity, the air of judgment
  and self-abnegation.
The duty of the hour calls for self-abnegation and united efforts.
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