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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

'But now in my hour of bitter need I come before thee, to abjure thee to remember that oath.'

-The Altar and the Scorpion


[abˈjo͝or, əbˈjo͝or]


abjures (third person present) • abjured (past tense) • abjured (past participle) • abjuring (present participle)

1. solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim):

synonyms: renounce • relinquish • reject • forgo • disavow • abandon • deny • repudiate • give up • wash one's hands of • eschew • abstain from • refrain from • kick • pack in • disaffirm • forsake • forswear • abnegate


late Middle English: from Latin abjurare, from ab- ‘away’ + jurare ‘swear.’

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