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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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Nuns told me that these satis were powerful because chastity, as either a wife or a renouncer, produces supernatural power.
(26.) This son will be Rajah Rasalu, Puran the renouncer's warlike and quarrelsome counterpart, the hero of an epic cycle (see Temple 1884-1900: I, 1-65).
Accordingly, early writers argued a construct that gave legitimacy to the life-long student, hermit, and renouncer. They based the asrama system (1) on choice, (2) for the adult, (3) as permanent paths, (4) for males, (5) and each as legitimate in itself.
Hence they are renouncers. Udasis follow the teachings of Baba Srichand.
Ashrama in this context refers to the stages of life ideally to be observed by men of the top three varnas: student hood, householder, forest dweller and the renouncer stage.
Younger householder Naths wanting to live out aspects of their renouncer's identity have a number of options available - the most common of which is open particularly to those with talent as singers or good knowledge of a repertoire of hymns.
Raskolnikov's anguish suggests he believes in justice, provoking Svidrigailov to twist the knife into the young nihilist by implying in his response that a renouncer of good and evil has no right to ask for justice.
Tambiah's World conqueror and world renouncer, where Tambiah defines the mandala as a 'galactic polity'.
The penultimate chapter investigates the interpretive choices that inform four distinct translations of the Gita: one from a noted Indologist from the American academy, one from a poet well known for translating religious work, one from an Indian Vaishnava teacher and renouncer, and one from a modern Indian Vedantin.
World Conqueror, World Renouncer. A study of Buddhism and Polity in Thailand against a historical Background.
"This is not a renouncer," they said, "This is a doctor (vaidyika)." The nuns informed Mahaprajapati about the situation.
[and] leave his house and travel alone."(2) This understanding of the renouncer as the only true individual in Indian society has been expressed quite elegantly by Louis Dumont in his provocative and influential 1960 article "Word Renunciation in Indian Religions." Similarly, Michael Carrithers in his 1989 essay on Digambar renouncers showed that the muni of the southern Digambar Jains in many ways exemplifies a life of individualism and singularity.