(verb) to renounce upon oath / (verb) to reject solemnly / (verb) to abstain from; avoid
the early writings, which were disparaged by his Party and which he had himself abjured
Suspense, shocks, surprises are mostly abjured in favor of a steady, inexorable plot.
Localism, in all its forms, represents an attempt to abjure the problems and politics of scale involved in large systems such as the global economy, politics and the environment.
the country had abjured all available weapons for combating recession
What’s less well understood is why so many others took the opportunity to abjure some of Marxism’s most hallowed principles
He is in a mood of wry abjuration
abjure the temptation to tie in one's moral responsibilities to other people with one's relation to whatever idiosyncratic things or persons one loves with all one's heart and soul and mind
Abjuring friendship, Linda had plowed through the English major requirements in two years.
I urge your watchers, your seminar attendees, to abjure this habit
The United Nations and its democratization became the proximate goals of NAM, which had therefore abjured any attempt to overthrow, or even jujitsu, both superpowers.
challenged the new states to abjure the divisive techniques of colonial administrators as well as transform cultural differences from a liability to an asset
Contemporary attempts to revive the communist hypothesis typically abjure state control and look to other forms of collective social organisation to displace market forces and capital accumulation as the basis for organising production and distribution
we have to be careful while doing so not to abjure the very sense of agency that we would need to sustain such a revolt