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Verb: abjure  ub'jûr or ab'jûr
  1. Formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
    "She abjured her beliefs";
    - recant, forswear, retract, resile

Derived forms: abjured, abjures, abjuring

Type of: disown, renounce, repudiate

Encyclopedia: Abjure