Definition for RE-NOUNCE'

RE-NOUNCE', v.t. [renouns'; Fr. renoncer; L. renuncio; re and nuncio, to declare, from the root of nomen, name.]

  1. To disown; to disclaim; to reject; as a title or claim; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to; as, to renounce a title to land or a claim to reward; to renounce all pretensions to applause.
  2. To deny; to cast off; to reject; to disclaim; as an obligation or duty; as, to renounce allegiance.
  3. To cast off or reject, as a connection or possession; to forsake; as, to renounce the world and all its cares. Shak. We have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty. – 2 Cor. iv.

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