Definition of renunciation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] an act of stating publicly that you no longer believe something or that you are giving something up the renunciation of violence the total renunciation of the use of force
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of rejecting physical pleasures, especially for religious reasons synonym self-denial
  3. see also renounce
    Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin renuntiatio(n-), from Latin renuntiare ‘protest against’, from re- (expressing reversal) + nuntiare ‘announce’.
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