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TO RENOUNCE. To give up a right; for example, an executor may renounce the right of administering the estate of the testator; a widow the right to administer to her intestate husband's estate.
     2. There are some rights which a person cannot renounce; as, for example, to plead the act of limitation. Before a person can become a citizen of the United States he must renounce all titles of nobility. Vide Naturalization; To Repudiate.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Does the US publish the names of people who renounce their citizenship - naming and shaming?
class="font-size--16 MsoNormalMr Duale said: "Take the moral high ground renounce that dual citizenship.
A seven-judge larger bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, is adjudicating on the question whether the disqualification of a parliamentarian under Article 63(1)(c) of the Constitution is permanent even if the lawmaker in question renounces his or her foreign nationality.
However, thedecision was made public through a press statement on Wednesday.The outlet further reported that Gull's application to renounce British nationality had been received which was under process.
However, lawyer Rossi explained that people who wish to renounce their US citizenship need to settle outstanding taxes for a certain number of previous years first.
Others cited the Israeli passport law, which requires them to enter and depart Israel on their Israeli passports even if carrying a second passport, as another reason for wanting to renounce their citizenship.
Benn was already MP for Bristol South East when he succeeded to the title in 1960 and had to fight for more than two years to renounce his peerage and keep his Commons seat.
This would also apply to those who renounce living in Bahrain within five years without permission from the Interior Minister or a valid cause - except citizens who hold the nationality of any other GCC member state.
MANAMA: A Bahraini with dual nationality will have to either renounce his second passport or apply to the Interior Minister, within six months, for permission to keep the second nationality, according to a new law on nationality ratified by His Majesty King Hamad yesterday.
Ms Ibrahim was raised a Christian by her mother and has refused to renounce the faith.
THE world has been shaken by the news a Sudanese woman who refuses to renounce her Christian faith now faces the hangman's noose.
THE world has been shaken by the news that a Sudanese woman who refuses to renounce her Christian faith faces the hangman's noose.