• (America) IPA: /æbˈdʒʊɹ/

abjure (abjures, present participle abjuring; past and past participle abjured)

  1. (transitive) to renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    • 1786, William Beckford, Vathek; an Arabian Tale:
      adore then the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet.
    To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  2. (transitive, obsolete, historical) to cause one to renounce or recant. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  3. (transitive) to reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
    To abjure errors.
  4. (transitive) to abstain from; to avoid; to shun.
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