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ab·jure / abˈjoŏr/ • v. [tr.] formal solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim). DERIVATIVES: ab·ju·ra·tion / ˌabjəˈrāshən/ n.

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abjure abjure the realm swear an oath to leave the country for ever.
Oath of Abjuration an oath disclaiming allegiance to James Francis Edward Stuart (1688–1766, known as the Old Pretender), son of James II, or his descendants as claimants to the British throne. The Abjuration Act of 1701 made it compulsory for candidates for military or religious office to take the oath. It was finally abolished in 1858 and replaced by a version of the Oath of Allegiance.

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abjure XV. — (O)F. abjurer or L. abjūrāre deny on oath, f. AB- + jūrāre swear.