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.

(Ab`lac*ta"tion) n.

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.

(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. [R.]

(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. [R.]

It is this power which leads on from the accidental and abjunctive to the universal.
I. Taylor.

(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.

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