(verb) to renounce upon oath / (verb) to reject solemnly / (verb) to abstain from; avoid
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.
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
He is in a mood of wry abjuration
Abjuring friendship, Linda had plowed through the English major requirements in two years.
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