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Webster 1913 Edition


Renunciation

Re-nunˊci-a′tion

(r?-n?nˊs?-?′sh?n or -sh?-?′sh?n; 277)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
renonciation
, L.
renuntiatio
ann announcement. See
Renounce
.]
1.
The act of renouncing.
2.
(Law)
Formal declination to take out letters of administration, or to assume an office, privilege, or right.
Syn. – Renouncement; disownment; disavowal; disavowment; disclaimer; rejection; abjuration; recantation; denial; abandonment; relinquishment.

Webster 1828 Edition


Renunciation

RENUNCIA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. renunciatio.] The act of renouncing; a disowning; rejection. [See Renounce.]

Definition 2022


renunciation

renunciation

English

Noun

renunciation (plural renunciations)

  1. the act of rejecting or renouncing something as invalid
    The President's renunciation of the treaty has upset Congress.
    The life of the spirit demands readiness for renunciation when the occasion arises...
  2. the resignation of an ecclesiastical office
    The bishop's renunciation was on account of his ill health.

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  • renunciation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • renunciation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911