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Noun: renunciation  ri,nún-see'ey-shun
  1. Rejecting, disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    "Congressional renunciation of the treaty that the President had negotiated";
    - repudiation
  2. The state of having rejected your affiliation, religious or political beliefs, or principles (often in favour of opposing beliefs or causes)
    - apostasy, defection
  3. An act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
    - renouncement
  4. The act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
    - forgoing, forswearing

Derived forms: renunciations

Type of: rejection, resignation

Encyclopedia: Renunciation