ab·jure [ab-joo r, -jur]
verb (used with object), abjured, abjuring.

1. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity; recant:

To abjure a harsh statement.

2. to renounce or give up under oath; forswear:

To abjure his freedom.

3. to avoid or shun:

To abjure one's enemies.


1400-50; late Middle English < Latin abjūrāre to deny on oath, equivalent to ab- ab- + jūrāre to swear; see jury