Renunciation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word renunciation
Brit.  |rɪnʌnsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word renunciation

noun

- rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid (syn: repudiation)
- the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes) (syn: apostasy, defection)
- an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned (syn: renouncement)
- the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.) (syn: forgoing, forswearing)

Examples

the king's renunciation of the throne

Their vows include renunciation of all wealth.

Eastern Europe's renunciation of Communism

Word forms

noun
singular: renunciation
plural: renunciations
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