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Repudiation, rejection, especially of the Devil; recantation, retraction; an instance of this.
Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin abrenuntiation-, abrenuntiatio (also abrenunciation-, abrenunciatio) act of renouncing from abrenuntiat-, past participial stem of abrenuntiare + classical Latin -iō.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.