[ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn, -shee-]
an act or instance of relinquishing, abandoning, repudiating, or sacrificing something, as a right, title, person, or ambition: the king's renunciation of the throne.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin renūnciātiōn- (stem of renūnciātiō) proclamation, equivalent to renūnciāt(us) (past participle of renūntiāre to renounce) + -iōn- -ion

renunciative, renunciatory [ri-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-uh-] , adjective
nonrenunciation, noun
unrenunciative, adjective
unrenunciatory, adjective

abandonment, repudiation, denial, disavowal, forgoing. Unabridged
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renunciation (rɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən)
1.  the act or an instance of renouncing
2.  a formal declaration renouncing something
3.  stock exchange the surrender to another of the rights to buy new shares in a rights issue
[C14: from Latin renunciātiō a declaration, from renuntiāre to report, renounce]

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Word Origin & History

1399, from L. renuntiationem (nom. renuntiatio), from renuntiatus, pp. of renuntiare "renounce" (see renounce).
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Example sentences
The clumsy torrents of words became a principle, a renunciation of style as unserious.
To her, these shades represent nothing short of a renunciation of the inalienable right to happiness in home décor.
There are revelations and reconciliations and a final act of what amounts to remarkable, positive renunciation.
Certainly a religion of utter renunciation would be no religion at all.
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