from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To fail to carry out a promise or commitment: reneged on the contract at the last minute.
- intransitive v. Games To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
- transitive v. To renounce; disown.
- n. The act of reneging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To break a promise or commitment; to go back on one's word.
- v. In a card game, to break one's commitment to follow suit when capable.
- v. (archaic) To deny; to renounce
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deny; to disown.
- intransitive v. To deny.
- intransitive v. To fail to keep (a commitment or promise); -- often used with on.
- intransitive v. To revoke; to play a card that cannot legally be played according to the rules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deny; disown; renounce.
- To deny.
- In card-playing, to play a card that is not of the suit led (as is allowable in some games); also, by extension, to revoke. Also renig.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
- n. the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
Medieval Latin renegāre, to deny; see renegade.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin renego, from nego ("deny"). Possibly influenced by renegotiate. See also renegade. (Wiktionary)