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abjuration

ABJURA'TION, n. [See Abjure.]

1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as "an abjuration of the realm," by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, taking refuge in a church, and confessing their guilt, could not be arrested and tried, but might save their lives by abjuring the realm; that is by taking an oath to quit the kingdom forever.

2. A rejection or denial with solemnity; a total abandonment; as "an abjuration of heresy."



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ABJURA'TION, n. [See Abjure.]

1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as "an abjuration of the realm," by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, taking refuge in a church, and confessing their guilt, could not be arrested and tried, but might save their lives by abjuring the realm; that is by taking an oath to quit the kingdom forever.

2. A rejection or denial with solemnity; a total abandonment; as "an abjuration of heresy."

AB-JU-RA'TION, n. [See Abjure.]

  1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as, "an abjuration of the realm," by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, taking refuge in a church, and confessing their guilt, could not be arrested and tried, but might save their lives by abjuring the realm; that is, by taking an oath to quit the kingdom forever.
  2. A rejection or denial with solemnity; a total abandonment; as, an abjuration of heresy.

Ab`ju*ra"tion
  1. The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return.
  2. A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy.

    Oath of abjuration, an oath asserting the right of the present royal family to the crown of England, and expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the Pretender. Brande *** C.

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Abjuration

ABJURA'TION, noun [See Abjure.]

1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as 'an abjuration of the realm, ' by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, taking refuge in a church, and confessing their guilt, could not be arrested and tried, but might save their lives by abjuring the realm; that is by taking an oath to quit the kingdom forever.

2. A rejection or denial with solemnity; a total abandonment; as 'an abjuration of heresy.'

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

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