[ri-nig, -neg, -neeg]
verb (used without object), reneged, reneging.
Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
verb (used with object), reneged, reneging.
Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
Cards. an act or instance of reneging.

1540–50; earlier renegue < Medieval Latin renegāre, equivalent to re- re- + negāre to deny (cf. negative)

reneger, noun Unabridged
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renege or renegue (rɪˈniːɡ, -ˈneɪɡ, rɪˈniːɡ, -ˈneɪɡ)
vb (often foll by on)
1.  to go back (on one's promise, etc)
vb, —n
2.  cards other words for revoke
[C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade]
renegue or renegue
vb, —n
[C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade]
re'neger or renegue
re'neguer or renegue

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Word Origin & History

1548, from M.L. renegare, from L. re-, intensive prefix, + negare "deny" (see deny).
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Example sentences
He later reneged on the deals and heaped more taxes on these industries than
However, the government has reportedly reneged on this mandate, and has
  postponed that deadline indefinitely.
Someone up there mentioned using the term in a card game, saying they reneged
  and he called them out for being a reneger.
The government promised a speedy trial but has reneged, dragging out the
  process while keeping it far from view.
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