the act of .
renunciation upon oath.
Historical Examples

But in Marcella’s separated heart, the vow of abjuration from the world was already registered.
The Pastor’s Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4) Jane Porter

The abjuration Bill and a money bill were awaiting his assent.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

The offer was accepted, his abjuration was taken by a priest, and he was set at liberty.
Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe

Her abjuration, which by no just title could be called an abjuration, had been in vain.
Jeanne d’Arc Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

In their cemetery you have already seen Jeanne d’Arc go through her mockery of “abjuration.”
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

After the auto de fe was ended, the abjuration was administered.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3 Henry Charles Lea

I have twice taken the oath of abjuration to the British king and government, and of Allegiance to America.
The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II) Moncure Daniel Conway

Then the secretary recited the abjuration, in which they followed him.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3 Henry Charles Lea

They even accepted the general’s excuse for not at once taking the Oath of abjuration.
Monk Julian Corbett

Being ignorant of the real cause of this abjuration, it surprised the Duke.
The Pastor’s Fire-side Vol. 2 (of 4) Jane Porter


mid-15c., from Latin abjurationem (nominative abjuratio) “a denying on oath,” noun of action from past participle stem of abjurare (see abjure).

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