renunciation
noun Etymology: Middle English renunciacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin renuntiation-, renuntiatio, from renuntiare to renounce Date: 14th century the act or practice of renouncing ; repudiation; specifically ascetic self-denial • renunciative adjectiverenunciatory adjective

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  • renunciation — re·nun·ci·a·tion /ri ˌnən sē ā shən/ n: the act or practice of renouncing; specif: the act of refusing to continue to acknowledge, recognize, or be bound by a contract or obligation: repudiation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Renunciation — • A canonical term signifying the resignation of an ecclesiastical office or benefice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Renunciation     Renunciation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • renunciation — re‧nun‧ci‧a‧tion [rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʆn] noun [uncountable] FINANCE when an investor returns shares they have been offered to the company offering them: • The share certificate carries a form for renunciation on the reverse. * * * renunciation UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • renunciation — renunciation, abnegation, self abnegation, self denial can all mean voluntary surrender or putting aside of something desired or desirable. Renunciation (see also under renounce at ABDICATE) commonly connotes personal sacrifice for a higher end… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Renunciation — (v. lat. Renunciatio), 1) feierliche Ernennung eines Candidaten zu dem Amt, zu welchem er erwählt war, s. Comitia; 2) (R. matrimonii), Trennung der Ehe, wenn der Mann in seiner Abwesenheit der Frau einen Scheidebrief schickte; 3)… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • renunciation — late 14c., from L. renuntiationem (nom. renuntiatio), from renuntiatus, pp. of renuntiare renounce (see RENOUNCE (Cf. renounce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • renunciation — [n] abandonment, rejection abdication, abjuration, abnegation, abstention, cancellation, denial, disavowal, disclaimer, eschewal, eschewing, forbearing, forswearing, giving up, rebuff, refusal, relinquishment, remission, renouncement, repeal,… …   New thesaurus

  • renunciation — ► NOUN ▪ the action or an act of renouncing …   English terms dictionary

  • renunciation — [ri nun΄sē ā′shən] n. [ME < L renuntiatio < renuntiatus, pp. of renuntiare: see RENOUNCE] 1. the act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc. 2. a written… …   English World dictionary

  • renunciation — [[t]rɪnʌ̱nsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] renunciations 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl The renunciation of a belief or a way of behaving is the public declaration that you reject it and have decided to stop having that belief or behaving in that way. The talks were… …   English dictionary

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