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Synonyms for abjure

Synonyms for abjure

to disavow (something previously written or said) irrevocably and usually formally

Synonyms for abjure

formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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27) The pardon for a fifth man, Richard Heyton, noted that its recipient had been mistakenly accused of murder and had abjured upon a false confession to avoid punishment.
30) Hertford coroner Gregory Waron showed an even more impressive knowledge of coastal geography when he assigned nine different ports to the men who abjured before him on 23 November, 1527.
Coroners were to direct individuals who abjured before them to these towns as well.
Reiterating that the Maoists are our own people, Dr Singh said the government was ready to hold dialogue if they abjured violence.
And yet Siden has not entirely abjured modern transport technology, any more than she has today's recording techniques.
He said that his government is committed to promoting peace in Jammu and Kashmir, and ready to talk to any group that abjured violence.
So long as pretensions to originality were abjured, representational content of all kinds--"pictures," in Douglas Crimp's parlance--was permitted.
These effects allow Buchloh to advance his case against the domestication of Duchamp's legacy; Asher's material came ready-made, but the works themselves abjured the trite dependence on incongruity and willful artistic fiat found in standard ready-made tactics.
However, the Home Minister said that the government hasn't received any meaningful response to his offer made in February last week to the Maoists, provided they abjured violence.
Many weeks ago, I had offered to facilitate talks with the CPI (Maoist) provided they abjured violence.
Sustained by his faith in a universal physical order he abjured, on his return to this country, gestural nuance or compositional complexity, in favor of the spiritual potential of painting.
Describing Naxalism as a grave threat, Chidambaram had on Sunday said that the Centre had announced that it would encourage the State governments to talk to Naxalites if they abjured violence, but they have spurned the offer.