WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•jure /æbˈdʒʊr/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -jured, -jur•ing. 
  1. to give up (a belief) formally or under oath;
    renounce:abjured allegiance to her homeland.
See -jur-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•jure  (ab jŏŏr, -jûr),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -jured, -jur•ing. 
  1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnity;
    recant:to abjure one's errors.
  2. to renounce or give up under oath;
    forswear:to abjure allegiance.
  3. to avoid or shun.
ab•jura•to′ry, adj. 
ab•jurer, n. 
  • Latin abjūrāre to deny on oath, equivalent. to ab- ab- + jūrāre to swear; see jury1
  • late Middle English 1400–50


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