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renunciation (n.)

late 14c., renunciacioun, "action of renouncing, abdication, a disowning or disclaiming," also Anglo-French renunciacion (mid-14c.), from Old French renonciacion and directly from Latin renuntiationem (nominative renuntiatio), in classical Latin, "a declaration, proclamation," noun of action from past-participle stem of renuntiare "renounce" (see renounce). A back-formed verb renunciate sometimes appeared in thorough dictionaries and inattentive newspaper columns.

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Definitions of renunciation

renunciation (n.)
rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid;
Synonyms: repudiation
renunciation (n.)
the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes);
Synonyms: apostasy / defection
renunciation (n.)
an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned;
Synonyms: renouncement
renunciation (n.)
the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.);
Synonyms: forgoing / forswearing
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