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Renunciation

The Abandonment of a right; repudiation; rejection.

The renunciation of a right, power, or privilege involves a total divestment thereof; the right, power, or privilege cannot be transferred to anyone else. For example, when an individual becomes a citizen of a new country, that individual must ordinarily renounce his or her citizenship in the old country.

renunciation

n. 1) giving up a right, such as a right of inheritance, a gift under a will, or abandoning the right to collect a debt on a note. 2) in criminal law, abandoning participation in a crime before it takes place, or an attempt to stop other participants from going ahead with the crime. A defendant may use renunciation as evidence of his/her innocence. Once the crime is underway, any claimed renunciation is factually too late.

renunciation

noun abandonment, abdicatio, abjuration, abnegation, cancellation, cession, demission, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disavowment, discard, disclaimer, discontinuance, disinheritance, disownment, elimination, exclusion, forswearing, giving up, negation, omission, proscription, rebuff, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, reprobation, repudiatio, repudiation, repulsion, retraction, sacrifice, shutting out, spurning, swearing off, veto, waiver, withdrawal, yielding
Associated concepts: renunciation of a contract, renunciation of a will
See also: abandonment, abdication, abjuration, ademption, cancellation, confutation, continence, declination, denial, desertion, disclaimer, disdain, expense, rebuff, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, repudiation, rescision, resignation, retraction, reversal, sacrifice, waiver

RENUNCIATION. The act of giving up a right.
     2. It is a rule of law that any one may renounce a right which the law has established in his favor. To this maxim there are many limitations. A party may always renounce an acquired right; as, for example, to take lands by descent; but one cannot always give up a future right, before it has accrued, nor to the benefit conferred by law, although such advantage may be introduced only for the benefit of individuals.
     3. For example, the power of making a will; the right of annulling a future contract, on the ground of fraud; and the right of pleading the act of limitations, cannot be renounced. The first, because the party must be left free to make a will or not; and the latter two, because the right has not yet accrued.
     4. This term is usually employed to signify the abdication or giving up of one's country at the time of choosing another. The act of congress requires from a foreigner who applies to become naturalized a renunciation of all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, whereof such alien may, at the time, be a citizen or subject. See Citizen; Expatriation; Naturalization; To renounce.

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Rajapaksa, addressing the issue of renunciation of American citizenship when queried, said the matter of dual-citizenship was something personal to him and he did not think the US could block individual rights, and continued, the matter of dual-citizenship was something personal to him and he did not think the US could block individual rights.
What's more, renunciation is not as easy as throwing out one's passport.
Grace Poe, think they found a smoking gun in her alleged use of a US passport after her renunciation of her US citizenship, supposedly making up for Sheryl Cruz's dud bombshell.
The haters, however, do not understand the US renunciation of citizenship process and why Poe's later use of a US passport is legally irrelevant.
In the light of the results of the first marketing year, with the renunciation of quotas having failed to reach the levels originally expected, the European Commission submitted a proposal to encourage the renunciation of a further 3,8 million tonnes with the aim of reaching a total of six million tonnes by 2010.
The main thrust of his book becomes the next two years of the delegates' actions, as Fitzsimmons argues that it took quite a while to translate these renunciations into a thoroughgoing reorganization.
Fitzsimmons devotes the remainder of his book to a systematic examination of the ramifications of the various renunciations. The most important implications for the Church emerging from August 4 were the proclamation of freedom of religion and the ending of the tithe.
Although the legatees did not ask for consideration in exchange for their renunciations, each was induced to execute the disclaimer; they felt they should do what Edgar Monroe wanted them to do.
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Quota renunciations reached a total of 2.2 million tonnes during the first two years of the operation of the restructuring fund, whereas 1.5 million tonnes were expected the first year and more than three million the second, reiterated Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel to the Council.
The text of Savina's will indicated that Angela had made all the necessary renunciations when she professed in 1586.
Grace Poe, think they found a smoking gun in her alleged use of a US passport after her renunciation of US citizenship, supposedly making up for Sheryl Cruz's dud bombshell.