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Definition of RENUNCIATION

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Renunciation \Re*nun`ci*a"tion\ (r?-n?n`s?-?"sh?n or
     -sh?-?"sh?n; 277), n. [Cf. F. renonciation, L. renuntiatio ann announcement. See {Renounce}.]
     1. The act of renouncing.
        [1913 Webster]

     2. (Law) Formal declination to take out letters of administration, or to assume an office, privilege, or right. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Renouncement; disownment; disavowal; disavowment; disclaimer; rejection; abjuration; recantation; denial; abandonment; relinquishment. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "renunciation": abandonment, abdication, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement, abnegation, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, apostasy, breakoff, capitulation, cease, ceasing, cessation, cession, close, closing, cold storage, constraint, contradiction, contrary assertion, contravention, controversion, countering, crossing, crossing-over, defection, degeneration, denial, desertion, desinence, desistance, disaffirmation, disallowance, disavowal, disclaimer, disclamation, discontinuance, discontinuation, disowning, disownment, dispensation, disposal, disposition, disproof, dropping out, dumping, eschewing, expatriation, forbearance, forbearing, forgoing, forswearing, frugality, gainsaying, getting rid of, giving in, giving over, giving up, golden mean, handing over, impugnment, letting go, moderateness, moderation, nonexercise, nothing in excess, nullification, palinode, palinody, recantation, recedence, recession, refutation, rejection, release, relinquishment, reneging, renouncement, reoccupy, repossess, repudiation, resignation, restraint, retake, retractation, retraction, retreat, revocation, revokement, riddance, sacrifice, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, self-restraint, self-sacrifice, shutdown, soberness, sobriety, sophrosyne, stopping, surcease, surrender, suspension, swearing off, temperance, temperateness, termination, treason, unsaying, waiver, withdrawal, withdrawing, yielding

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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