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RENUNCIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does renunciation mean? 

RENUNCIATION (noun)
  The noun RENUNCIATION has 4 senses:

1. rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
2. the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
3. an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
4. the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

  Familiarity information: RENUNCIATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RENUNCIATION (noun)


Sense 1renunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

renunciation; repudiation

Context example:

Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated

Hypernyms ("renunciation" is a kind of...):

rejection (the speech act of rejecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "renunciation"):

disclaimer ((law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something)

disowning; disownment (refusal to acknowledge as one's own)


Sense 2renunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

apostasy; defection; renunciation

Hypernyms ("renunciation" is a kind of...):

rejection (the state of being rejected)


Sense 3renunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

renouncement; renunciation

Hypernyms ("renunciation" is a kind of...):

resignation (the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "renunciation"):

relinquishing; relinquishment (a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.)


Sense 4renunciation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

forgoing; forswearing; renunciation

Hypernyms ("renunciation" is a kind of...):

rejection (the act of rejecting something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "renunciation"):

forsaking; giving up (the act of forsaking)

abnegation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial; self-renunciation (renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others)


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