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Definition: the act of formally or publicly stating that you no longer own, support, believe in or have a connection with something

Synonyms: abandonment, abdication, denial, forswearing, relinquishment, rejection, disavowal

Antonyms: acceptance, embracement

Tips: Renunciation is used to formally denote an act, usually public, of turning away from something. Renunciation is a familiar word in politics, religion, and law. In law, renunciation is a formal declination (refusal) to assume an office or right, or to take out letters of administration. See also: the related verb, renounce.

Usage Examples:

The renunciation of your church's ideals is a serious decision and should not be taken lightly. (denial, forswearing)

The dictator's renunciation caused immediate civil unrest. (relinquishment [of office])

The criminal spoke of his renunciation of violence in an effort to get early parole. (abdication, rejection)

The mayor's renunciation of office shocked the city. (relinquishment, disavowal)

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