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abrenunciation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From either (Old French abrenonciation or from Late Latin abrenuntiatio), from Late Latin abrenuntiatus, abrenuntiatiō, from ab + renuntiatiō (to renounce).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abrenunciation (plural abrenunciations)

  1. (archaic) Absolute renunciation; repudiation; retraction. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    • Fuller:
      an abrenunciation of that truth which he so long had professed, and still believed

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5