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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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Galileos abjuration is largely (though not entirely) vindicated, and his preservation of a copy of the Discorsi effects the liberal trial play's characteristic rapprochement, indeed absolution, between master and pupil.
In this volume William Chester Jordan takes a look at one of the more intriguing and under-studied topics in English medieval criminal law: abjuration.
The book opens with a consideration of the role of abjuration in the legal system and spends a good deal of time on abjuration as a form of mercy, rather than punishment.
He suggests that abjurers would be kept in their sanctuaries until the summer shipping season began and until a sufficient number were gathered to make for an efficient use of the "transit guards," which he contends escorted them from their place of abjuration to Dover (65).
Chapter five looks at those abjurers who returned home, either legally or illegally, while chapter six, the epilogue, concludes that the process of abjuration largely atrophied in the years after the opening of the Hundred Years' War.
there were a whole series of abjurations and executions in London"(547).
All this reminded one of the 'public breast-beating contests', as Max Horkheimer used to call the mass abjurations after World War II.
As each wave of suppression precipitated another flood of abjurations, Protestant numbers declined steadily throughout the Wars of Religion.
45) In Dijon, Tavanes's confraternity was as responsible as anything else for the wave of abjurations that began in 1567 and continued right up to the massacres of St.
Luria also locates situations where both confessions adopted similar rituals, like the formal and public abjurations by new converts (256).
6) Although the crown never required coroners to submit any other records, those of the abjurations they supervised did begin to appear next to the inquests.
It does not, however, present a complete picture of all abjurations performed in these years.
Or did a higher than usual number of failed abjurations prompt the laws?
23) A sudden rash of seven abjurations performed in the town of Hertford on 26 November 1526, by men who had committed separate offences in various other locations, suggests a possible gaol break.
within a fortnight of the first performance of Lovers' Vows), claimed that Kotzebue among other literary men in Germany abjured the French: "It is absurdly false that the literary men are Democrats in Germany--Many were; but like me have published Abjurations of the French--among which number are Klopstock, Goethe (the author of the Sorrows of Werther), Wieland, Schiller & Kotzebue.