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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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com and he recently started an online forum for those interested in the topic of renouncing their citizenship: http://howtorenounce.
For white people, accepting racial reconciliation implies renouncing racism, but for people of color it is tantamount to renouncing race itself.
Paul Applauds President Bush For Renouncing International Criminal Court," read the headline on a May 7th press release issued by the congressman's office, quoting him as stating: "I am thrilled that the President took this brave action to protect our citizens, our soldiers, and our Constitution.
States engaging in this behavior, some of them parties to international treaties prohibiting such activities, must be held accountable, and must know that only by renouncing terrorism and verifiably forsaking WMD can they rejoin the community of nations.
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Rubin, who was not in court for Thursday's ruling, said praying to Jesus Christ would be like renouncing his faith as a Jew.
Many women used the renuncia as a legal opportunity to administer at least portions of what it was they were renouncing.
I haven't done much renouncing or disowning, but I suspect not.
In praising Mary and confessing to Christ, Rolin yet claims property over the world, rather than renouncing its riches; indeed, his confession is only partial, for Van Eyck omits any allusion to the sin of avarice.
all Zapopan option holders either disposing of their options to Pegasus, exercising their options and accepting the offer, or renouncing their options;
The TTP has given no response regarding renouncing violence.
There is no special working group in the Ministry that deals with this issue," Ristovski said, by renouncing the Minister Bajrami as well as BDI MPs.