abjuration of the realm

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(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 select a port of departure and to behave as penitent exiles.


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

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