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Alternative forms


abjure +‎ -er


  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈd͡ʒʊɹ.ɚ/
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abjurer (plural abjurers)

  1. One who abjures.
    • 1583, John Foxe, Actes and Monuments, 4th edition, London: John Daye, Volume 2, Book 7:
      To thys Iames Morden with other moe abiurers, it was enioyned by Bishoppe Smith, for seuen yeares, to visite the church of Lincolne twise a yeare from Amersham.
    • 1655, William Prynne, A New Discovery of Free-State Tyranny, London: for the author, page 25:
      [] to force him by tedious uncomfortable imprisonments, and extreame penury to turn a practicall Apostate and perjured abjurer of all his former Orthodox loyall Principles []
    • 1777, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal, III.iii:
      [N]o man can pretend to be a Believer in Love, who is an abjurer of wine—'tis the Test by which a Lover knows his own Heart—




From ab- +‎ jurer, borrowed from Latin abiūrāre.




  1. (transitive, intransitive, very formal) to renounce or abandon solemnly; to abjure
  2. (transitive, intransitive, religion) to formally renounce one's religious belief; to apostatise
  3. (obsolete) to reject by oath someone's authority


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