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A renunciation or Abandonment by or upon oath. The renunciation under oath of one's citizenship or some other right or privilege.


verb abandonment, defection, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, disownment, forswearing, recall, recantation, renouncement, renunciation, repudiation, revocation, revokement
Associated concepts: abjuration of allegiance, law of sanctuury, oath of abjuration
See also: abdication, denial, desertion, disclaimer, disdain, negation, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, renunciation, repudiation, rescision, resignation, retraction


renunciation by an OATH.

ABJURATION. 1. A renunciation of allegiance to a country by oath.
     2.-1. The act of Congress of the 14th of April, 1802, 2 Story's Laws, U.S. 850, requires that when an alien shall apply to be admitted a citizen of the United States, he shall declare on oath or affirmation before the court where the application shall be made, inter alia, that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity which he owes to any foreign prince, &c., and particularly, by name, the prince, &c., whereof he was before a citizen or subject. Rawle on the Const. 98.
     3.-2. In England the oath of abjuration is an oath by which an Englishman binds himself not to acknowledge any right in the Pretender to the throne of England.
     4.-3 It signifies also, according to 25 Car. H., an oath abjuring to certain doctrines of the church of Rome.
     5.-4. In the ancient English law it was a renunciation of one's country and taking an oath of perpetual banishment. A man who had committed a felony, and for safety flea to a sanctuary might within forty days' confess the fact, and take the oath of abjuration and perpetual banishment; he was then transported. This was abolished by Stat. 1 Jac. 1, c. 25. Ayl. Parerg. 14.

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He suggests that abjurers would be kept in their sanctuaries until the summer shipping season began and until a sufficient number were gathered to make for an efficient use of the "transit guards," which he contends escorted them from their place of abjuration to Dover (65).
On Bayfield's career and abjuration, see More's Confutation, in The Collected Works of Thomas More, 8/1: 17-18, as well as useful notes in 8/3: 1247-1248.
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In Scarry's lecture the simultaneous abjuration and accommodation of taste that the list makes possible has a distinctly self-reflexive aspect.
This fugitive role has always been in play, however, and the abjuration of a role might just be another part of his peculiar mischief.
Moving beyond and despite the stereotypical neck working, eye rolling, crack inhaling, trick turning, on the verge of STDs contracting/passing, societal abjuration.
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Plain old conversion does not require abjuration, but alas the phenomenon being dealt with here is theological misorientation and not mere conversion.
On 13 February 1788 at Sydney Cove, Phillip took oaths of abjuration and assurance in which he recognised the lawful reign of the King and abjured the title of any pretenders to the throne.
8) Lettre du Gouverneur de Quebec, James Murray, au gouverneur de Massachusetts, Francis Bernard, en 1766, dans laquelle il affirme que les Acadiens << formerly refused to take the oath of allegiance and abjuration >> reproduite dans John Greenleaf Whittier << The Neutral French in Massachusetts >> The National Era Newspaper VIII: 400 (21 septembre 1854), en ligne: Acadian and French-Canadian Ancestral Home <http://acadian-home.
In the epilogue of the 1999 text, Costello reminds thus of a beast bereft of a 'rational soul', in the Aristotelian sense, now paying a high price for her trumpeted abjuration of logocentric modes of thinking.
to stimulate users towards more economical handling, along with not such significant abjuration.