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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

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 80 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...

See overview in Oxford Index