(Ab"ject*ly) adv. Meanly; servilely.
(Ab"ject*ness), n. The state of being abject; abasement; meanness; servility. Grew.
(Ab*judge") v. t. [Pref. ab- + judge, v. Cf. Abjudicate.] To take away by judicial decision.
(Ab*ju"di*cate) v. t. [L. abjudicatus, p. p. of abjudicare; ab + judicare. See Judge, and
cf. Abjudge.] To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge. [Obs.] Ash.
(Ab*ju`di*ca"tion) n. Rejection by judicial sentence. [R.] Knowles.
(Ab"ju*gate) v. t. [L. abjugatus, p. p. of abjugare.] To unyoke. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Ab*junc"tive) a. [L. abjunctus, p. p. of abjungere; ab + jungere to join.] Exceptional.
It is this power which leads on from the accidental and abjunctive to the universal.
(Ab`ju*ra"tion) n. [L. abjuratio: cf. F. abjuration.]
1. The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn
banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return.
2. A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy.
Oath of abjuration, an oath asserting the right of the present royal family to the crown of England, and
expressly abjuring allegiance to the descendants of the Pretender. Brande & C.
(Ab*ju"ra*to*ry) a. Containing abjuration.
(Ab*jure") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abjured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Abjuring ] [L. abjurare to deny upon
oath; ab + jurare to swear, fr. jus, juris, right, law; cf. F. abjurer. See Jury.]
1. To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the
realm, is to swear to abandon it forever.
2. To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure
errors. "Magic I here abjure." Shak.
Syn. See Renounce.
(Ab*jure"), v. i. To renounce on oath. Bp. Burnet.
(Ab*jure"ment) n. Renunciation. [R.]
(Ab*jur"er) n. One who abjures.
(Ab*lac"tate) v. t. [L. ablactatus, p. p. of ablactare; ab + lactare to suckle, fr. lac milk.]
To wean. [R.] Bailey.
1. The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam. Blount.
2. (Hort.) The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach.