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Pronunciation:  `abjû'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

ABJURATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: recantation, retraction
 See Also: backdown, climb-down, disavowal, withdrawal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab`ju*ra"tion\, n. [L. abjuratio: cf. F.
1. The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon
   oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an
   oath taken to leave the country and never to return.

2. A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of

{Oath of abjuration}, an oath asserting the right of the
   present royal family to the crown of England, and
   expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the
   Pretender. --Brande & C.

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