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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abjuren, from Latin abiūrō (deny upon oath) (possibly via Middle French abjurer), formed from ab (from, away from) + iūro (swear or take an oath), from iūs (law, right, duty).[1]

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abjure (third-person singular simple present abjures, present participle abjuring, simple past and past participle abjured)

  1. (transitive) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
    • 1786, William Beckford, Vathek; an Arabian Tale:
      adore then the terrestrial influences, and abjure Mahomet.
    To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  2. (transitive, obsolete, historical) To cause one to renounce or recant. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
  3. (transitive) To reject with solemnity; to abandon forever; to repudiate; to disclaim. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][2]
    To abjure errors.
  4. (transitive) To abstain from; to avoid; to shun.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 “abjure” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 5.

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VerbEdit

abjure

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of abjurar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of abjurar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of abjurar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of abjurar

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VerbEdit

abjure

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of abjurar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of abjurar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of abjurar.