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abnegation (n.)

late 14c., "a negative assertion," c. 1500 as "self-denial, renunciation," from Latin abnegationem (nominative abnegatio) "refusal, denial," noun of action from past-participle stem of abnegare "to refuse, deny," from ab "off, away from" (see ab-) + negare "to deny," from PIE root *ne- "not."

Origin and meaning of abnegation

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Definitions of abnegation from WordNet

abnegation (n.)
the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief;
abnegation of the Holy Trinity
abnegation (n.)
renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others;
Synonyms: self-abnegation / denial / self-denial / self-renunciation
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