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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Example sentences
They felt that the faculty and administration were reneging on the sense of
  their initial supporting resolution.
Meanwhile, businessmen complain that the government is reneging on its promise
  to simplify and reduce taxes.
Both, however, would mean reneging on election pledges.
Debt that cannot be serviced leads at one point to the reneging on that promise
  to pay.
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