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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-juh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæb.dʒʊə.ˈreɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-juh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb dʒəˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of abjuration word

  • noun abjuration the act of abjuring. 1
  • noun abjuration renunciation upon oath. 1
  • noun abjuration A solemn recantation or renunciation on oath; as, an 'abjuration' of heresy. (First attested around 1350 to 1470.). 1
  • noun abjuration A solemn recantation or renunciation on oath; as, an abjuration of heresy. 0
  • noun abjuration A repudiation on oath of a religious or political principle. 0

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Origin of abjuration

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
1505-15; < Medieval Latin abjūrātiōn- (stem of abjūrātiō); see abjure, -ate1, -ion

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Parts of speech for Abjuration


abjuration popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abjuration usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abjuration

noun abjuration

  • renunciation — an act or instance of relinquishing, abandoning, repudiating, or sacrificing something, as a right, title, person, or ambition: the king's renunciation of the throne.
  • withdrawal — Also, withdrawment. the act or condition of withdrawing.
  • recantation — to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract.
  • palinode — a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
  • backdown — an act of retreating from a previously asserted position

Antonyms for abjuration

noun abjuration

  • affirmation — the act of affirming or the state of being affirmed

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