abjure (Meaning)

Wordnet

abjure (v)

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

Webster

abjure (v. t.)

To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever.

To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors.

Webster

abjure (v. i.)

To renounce on oath.

abjure Sentence Examples

  1. Faced with the pressure, the witness decided to abjure their previous testimony.
  2. The accused had to make a difficult choice — to confess or to abjure the charges.
  3. In the court of law, the defendant had the right to abjure any self-incriminating statements.
  4. The politician refused to abjure their stance on the controversial policy, despite mounting criticism.
  5. The medieval accused were often forced to abjure their alleged heresies under the threat of severe punishment.
  6. The cult member finally found the courage to abjure the group's dangerous teachings.
  7. The spy chose to abjure allegiance to the enemy state, providing crucial information to the intelligence agency.
  8. Faced with conflicting loyalties, she had to abjure ties with her family to support her principles.
  9. The renegade knight decided to abjure his allegiance to the kingdom and pursue a life of solitude.
  10. The religious dissenter refused to abjure their beliefs, even in the face of persecution.

FAQs About the word abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressureTo renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. T

withdraw, deny,renounce, retract, contradict, repeal, relinquish, abandon, repudiate, foreswear

maintain, acknowledge, acknowledge, profess, declare, defend, support, defend, contend, affirm

Faced with the pressure, the witness decided to abjure their previous testimony.

The accused had to make a difficult choice — to confess or to abjure the charges.

In the court of law, the defendant had the right to abjure any self-incriminating statements.

The politician refused to abjure their stance on the controversial policy, despite mounting criticism.