- to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; recant: to abjure one’s errors.
- to renounce or give up under oath; forswear: to abjure allegiance.
- to avoid or shun.
word’s encounter: in confusion with adjure from Henry James’s Portrait of a Lady.
word’s use: I abjure one’s use of the rather ugly abjure