verb (used with object), ab·jured, ab·jur·ing.
- to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one’s errors.
- to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
- to avoid or shun.
- to renounce or retract, esp formally, solemnly, or under oath
- to abstain from or reject
early 15c., from Middle French abjurer or directly from Latin abiurare “deny on oath,” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + iurare “to swear,” related to ius (genitive iuris) “law” (see jurist). Related: Abjured; abjuring.