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renounce

verb abandon, abdicate, abhor, abjure, banish, break with, cast aside, cast off, cease, demit, deny, deprive oneself, desert, desist from, detest, disagree, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discountenance, disdain, dismiss, disown, dissent, divorce oneself from, drop, eliminate, exclude, forbid, forgo, forsake, forswear, give away, give up, give up claim to, go without, interdict, lay aside, leave, let go, oppose, ostracize, part with, proscribe, protest, quit, rebuff, recant, refuse, reject, relinquish, renege, repel, repulse, resign, rid oneself of, scorn, spurn, surrender, swear off, take exception to, turn from, waive
Associated concepts: renounce a will
Foreign phrases: Cuilibet licet juri pro se introducto reeunciare.Anyone may renounce the benefit of a legal right that exists only for his protection.
See also: abandon, abrogate, annul, cede, decline, defect, demit, deny, disaffirm, disapprove, disavow, disclaim, discontinue, disdain, disinherit, disown, eliminate, exclude, forbear, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave, negate, overrule, quit, rebel, rebuff, recant, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, repel, repudiate, rescind, resign, revoke, set aside, spurn, submit, surrender, tergiversate, waive, yield

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.

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1) For ways in which renouncers use stories in sermons, see John Cort, "An Overview of the Jaina Puranas," in Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts, ed.
5) For detailed information about satis as wives or nuns, about chastity-producing power, and about nuns' interpretations of the sat y-narratives as relevant to their own lives as renouncers, see Sherry Fohr, "Gender and Chastity: Female Jain Reouncers" (Ph.
38) Although from the larger civilizational standpoint Sanskritization appears incorporating and homogenizing, linking local traditions to a more standardized Hindu cultural sphere, for the Nath community itself the process has proved divisive, as different Sanskritic ideals for householders and renouncers increase the distance between the two sides of the community.
Jain society is by definition a fourfold congregation (caturvidh sangh) consisting equally of male renouncers (sadhus), female renouncers (sadhvis), laymen (sravaks), and laywomen (sravikas).
At the same time, many Jains refuse to give alms to Hindu renouncers (except out of cautious respect for the renouncers' worldly magico-spiritual powers), and refer to Hindu renouncers contemptuously as "beggars," precisely because from a Jain perspective they are not suitable recipients.
Chapter five, "Two Shores, Two Refuges: Householder and Renouncer," discusses the distinctive features of the categories of householder and renouncer among bartaman-panthis.
The sixth chapter guides readers through the annual ritual calendar of the Patan Svetambar community, giving special attention to comasu (Sanskrit catura-masa), the four rainy-season months when Jain mendicants settle in one place, creating a more integrated community of renouncers and laity.
Taking the saffron robes of a Hindu renouncer, going barefoot and wearing a cross, he adopted the name Brahmabanbhab, a Bengali translation of Theophilus, or Friend of God, and changed his last name from Bandyopadhyay (Venerated Teacher) to the simpler Upadhyay (Teacher).
Since world renouncers (samnyasin) have embarked on a permanent journey, the mental ritual is especially suited to them (Bodewitz 1973: 258, n.
According to Aruni Upanisad 2, the renouncer "should deposit his external fires in the fire of the stomach" (tr.
If it be objected that such as Jimutavahana(173) were not renouncers, what difference does that make to us?
Chapter 3: the greatness of renouncers (nittir perumai) "The greatness of renouncers" means declaring the greatness of sages (munivar) who have renounced everything.