Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/08/15 Abjure

Abjure (verb)
abjure [ab-joo r, -jur]


verb (used with object), abjured, abjuring.
1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
3. to avoid or shun.

Can be confused
adjure.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin abjūrāre to deny on oath, equivalent to ab- ab- + jūrāre to swear; see jury

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