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abjure

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English

Etymology

From Latin abjurare "to deny upon oath", formed from ab- + jurare "to swear", from jus, juris, "right", "law".

Pronunciation

Shorthand

(Version: Anniversary,Pre-Anniversary): a - b - j - u

Verb

Infinitive
to abjure

Third person singular
abjur

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to abjure (third-person singular simple present abjur, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
    To abjure allegiance to a prince.
    To abjure the realm (to swear to abandon it forever).
  2. (transitive) To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate.
    To abjure errors.
    • But this rough magic I here abjure. - Shakespeare, Tempest, V,i
  3. (intransitive) To renounce on oath.

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Spanish

Verb

abjure (infinitive: abjurar)

  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.

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