Pronunciation: (ab-joor', -jûr'), [key]
—v.t., -jured, -jur•ing.
1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one's errors.
2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
3. to avoid or shun.
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