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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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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.
Though this overstates the actual social isolation of the sadhu, who is only rarely the lonely yogin in his Himalayan cave (and, as well, of the untouchable, who fulfills essential, though liminary, social functions), it is still the case that even those renouncers who maintain structured institutional relations with the rest of society (as gurus, heads of asramas, etc.
By ignoring relevant Indian physical analyses and analogous powerful notions such as guna and dosa, both scholars are left struggling to import other ways of distinguishing kings or ksatriyas (whom Quigley credits with a major role in caste origins, contra Dumont) from brahmans or renouncers (whose roles Quigley discredits, also contra Dumont).
170) Ascetic renouncers, however, lack any intention to preserve such (things).