reneger

renege

[ri-nig, -neg, -neeg]
verb (used without object), reneged, reneging.
1.
Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
2.
to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
verb (used with object), reneged, reneging.
3.
Archaic. to deny; disown; renounce.
noun
4.
Cards. an act or instance of reneging.

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

reneger, noun
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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
 
vb, —n
 
[C16 (in the sense: to deny, renounce): from Medieval Latin renegāre to renounce; see renegade]
 
re'neger or renegue
 
n
 
re'neguer or renegue
 
n

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renege
1548, from M.L. renegare, from L. re-, intensive prefix, + negare "deny" (see deny).
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