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- n. The act of abjuring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath.
- n. A solemn recantation or renunciation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath, or with great solemnity or strong asseveration: as, to take an oath of abjuration; an abjuration of heresy.
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- n. a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
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The document details that "after the formal abjuration, which is compelling for all those who were even only suspected of heretical crimes, the leading members of the Templar Order are reinstated in the Catholic Communion and readmitted to receive the sacraments."
In some cases the abjuration was the only ceremony required; in others abjuration was followed by the imposition of hands or by unction, or both by the laying on of hands and by unction.
Augustus, and was burned in the old market place 31 May, 1431, after her so-called abjuration at the cemetery of St. Ouen; St. John
The solemn abjuration which is now proposed in the name of Neo-conservatism resembles a charge of dynamite.
Jeanne realised now what her "abjuration" had really meant.
One of the consequences of her "abjuration" was that she was wearing woman's dress that very afternoon.
God, his father and our father, but who, without our elder brother to do it first, would never have chosen that self-abjuration which is life, never have become alive like him.
Art is, after all, both physical and ideological, while spirituality is conventionally thought to be the abjuration of the physical and ideological.
I had begun my abjuration with solemnity, and an awe which almost assured me that the shades of my murdered friends heard and approved my devotion; but the furies possessed me as I concluded, and rage choked my utterance.
You pass through the utilitarian ugliness, the abjuration of all elegance that is Penn Station.