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abjure

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Abjure the realm swear an oath to leave the country for ever.

Oath of Abjuration an oath disclaiming allegiance to James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766, known as the Old Pretende...

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abjure

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 110 words.

Abjure means ‘to renounce on oath’ (He had abjured, he thought, all superstitions —Iris Murdoch, 1985)

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abjure

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 348 words.

A. Senses Distinguished.

Abjure, the more frequently used of these words, may mean either (1) “to renounce” <Germany abjured

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abjure

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 110 words.

Abjure means ‘to renounce on oath’ (He had abjured, he thought, all superstitions—Iris Murdoch, 1985) and to

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abjure

Bryan A. Garner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

January 2000; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 84 words.

Senses Distinguished.

Abjure may mean either (1) “to renounce” <Germany abjured the use of force>, or (2) “to avoid” <her

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abjure

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 81 words.

abjure the realm swear an oath to leave the country for ever.

Oath of Abjuration an oath disclaiming allegiance to ...

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abjure

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

XV. — (O)F. abjurer or L. abjūrāre deny on oath, f. AB- + jūrāre swear.

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abjuration

Patrick Henriet.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 110 words.

In its most widespread sense, abjuration is the solemn renunciation of a heterodox doctrine. In the Middle Ages,

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abjure

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 156 words.

abjure, adjure, allure, amour, assure, Bahawalpur, boor, Borobudur, Cavour, coiffure, conjure, couture, cure, dastur, de nos jours, doublure,

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abjure

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 155 words.

abjure, adjure, allure, amour, assure, Bahawalpur, boor, Borobudur, Cavour, coiffure, conjure, couture, cure, dastur, de nos jours, doublure,

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abjure

Overview page.

Abjure the realm swear an oath to leave the country for ever.

Oath of Abjuration an oath disclaiming allegiance to James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766, known as the Old Pretende...

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abjuration

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The act of renouncing an idea, person, or thing to which one has previously adhered. In the past, RC canon law defined it as the external retractation, made before witnesses, of errors...

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abjuration, oaths of

Edited by S. J. Connolly.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 145 words.

The first such oath was a formula abjuring the supremacy of the pope and other Catholic doctrines imposed by the

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abjuration of the realm

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(12th–16th centuries)

English legal process whereby felons forswore their goods and the realm of England and were granted passage beyond the kingdom. Abjurers were required to...

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Abjuring the Realm

William Chester Jordan.

in From England to France

February 2015; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 10562 words.

This chapter considers the factors that justified kings' and administrators' resort to the exile of large numbers of the criminal population. The relationship between the medieval English...

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abjure

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 154 words.

Despite the dire warnings of usage commentators not to confuse them, these verbs are so far removed from the realms

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abjurer

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

The -er spelling, which has always predominated, is preferred. See -er (a).

Current ratio: 5:1

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abjuration

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 81 words.

The act of renouncing an idea, person, or thing to which one has previously adhered. In the past, RC canon

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abjuration

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 81 words.

The act of renouncing an idea, person, or thing to which one has previously adhered. In the past, RC canon

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abjuration

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 260 words.

The act of renouncing any idea, person, or thing to which one has previously adhered. It was in the past

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abjuration

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 57 words.

A formal disavowal or renunciation that heretics were required to perform upon reconciliation with the church; often accompanied by *penance

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