Definition of abjuration in English:

abjuration

noun

  • See abjure

    • ‘He was condemned in 1595 ‘on grave suspicion of heresy’ and forced to make a formal public abjuration.’
    • ‘The Inquisition had accepted Cardano's private abjuration, extracting a promise from him never to teach or publish in the Papal States again.’
    • ‘The dramatic crisis stems from Galileo's enforced abjuration in 1633 of his belief in a heliocentric universe.’
    • ‘The response among younger women to this dilemma, at least in the feverish imagination of the media, has been an abjuration of femininity.’
    • ‘Who speaks these terrible abjurations, Kafka the man or Kafka the artist?’

Pronunciation:

abjuration

/abdʒəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/