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Pronunciation:  `abni'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
  2. [n]  the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"

ABNEGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: denial, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation
 See Also: denial, forgoing, forswearing, renunciation, selflessness, self-sacrifice



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab`ne*ga"tion\, n. [L. abnegatio: cf. F.
a denial; a renunciation.

      With abnegation of God, of his honor, and of religion,
      they may retain the friendship of the court. --Knox.

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