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[ri-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-] /rɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin renūnciātiōn- (stem of renūnciātiō) proclamation, equivalent to renūnciāt(us) (past participle of renūntiāre to renounce) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
renunciative, renunciatory
[ri-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-uh-] /rɪˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃi ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonrenunciation, noun
unrenunciative, adjective
unrenunciatory, adjective
Synonyms
abandonment, repudiation, denial, disavowal, forgoing.
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British Dictionary definitions for unrenunciatory

renunciation

/rɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
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
Derived Forms
renunciative, renunciatory, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin renunciātiō a declaration, from renuntiāre to report, renounce
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Word Origin and History for unrenunciatory

renunciation

n.

late 14c., "action of renouncing," from Latin renuntiationem (nominative renuntiatio), noun of action from past participle stem of renuntiare "renounce" (see renounce).

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