Definition for AB-JU-RA'TION

AB-JU-RA'TION, n. [See Abjure.]

  1. The act of abjuring; a renunciation upon oath; as, "an abjuration of the realm," by which a person swears to leave the country, and never to return. It is used also for the oath of renunciation. Formerly in England, felons, taking refuge in a church, and confessing their guilt, could not be arrested and tried, but might save their lives by abjuring the realm; that is, by taking an oath to quit the kingdom forever.
  2. A rejection or denial with solemnity; a total abandonment; as, an abjuration of heresy.

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