re·nounce /ri-'nau̇ns/ vb re·nounced, re·nounc·ing
1: to announce one's abandonment or giving up of a right to or interest in: disclaim (1)
renounce an inheritance
2: to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further
renounce allegiance to one's country
vi: to make a renunciation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abandon, abdicate, abhor, abjure, abnegate, banish, break with, cast aside, cast off, cease, decline, demit, deny, deprive oneself, desert, desist from, despise, detest, disagree, disapprove, disavow, discard, disclaim, discountenance, disdain, dismiss, disown, dissent, divorce oneself from, drop, eliminate, exclude, forbear, forbid, forgo, forsake, forswear, give away, give up, give up claim to, go without, interdict, lay aside, leave, let go, oppose, ostracize, part with, proscribe, protest, quit, rebuff, recant, refuse, reject, relinquish, renege, repel, repudiate, repulse, resign, rid oneself of, scorn, spurn, surrender, swear off, take exception to, turn from, waive associated concepts: renounce a will foreign phrases:
- Culllbet licet furi pro se introducto renunciare. — Anyone may renounce the benefit of a legal right that exists only for his protection
II index abandon (relinquish), abrogate (annul), cede, decline (reject), defect, demit, deny (refuse to grant), disaffirm, disapprove (reject), disavow, disclaim, discontinue (abandon), disdain, disinherit, disown (refuse to acknowledge), eliminate (exclude), exclude, forbear, forfeit, forgo, forswear, leave (allow to remain), negate, overrule, quit (discontinue), rebel, rebuff, recant, refrain, refuse, reject, relinquish, repel (drive back), repudiate, rescind, resign, revoke, set aside (annul), spurn, surrender (give back), tergiversate, waive, yield (submit)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To formally abandon a claim or right; to reject or refuse to support; to give something up; for a wife to waive her rights under her husband’s will and instead choose to receive a share of his estate according to statutory rules.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

v. To formally give up title to; to abandon (renounce title); to decline recognition of (renounce one's duty to serve).

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Renounce — Re*nounce (r[ e]*nouns ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Renounced} ( nounst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Renouncing} ( noun s?ng).] [F. renoncer, L. renuntiare to bring back word, announce, revoke, retract, renounce; pref. re re + nuntiare to announce, fr. nuncius …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renounce — late 14c., from O.Fr. renoncer, from L. renuntiare proclaim, protest against, renounce, from re against + nuntiare to report, announce, from nuntius messenger (see NUNCIO (Cf. nuncio)). Related: Renounced; renouncing …   Etymology dictionary

  • renounce — [ri nouns′] vt. renounced, renouncing [ME renouncen < OFr renoncer < L renuntiare < re , back + nuntiare, to tell < nuntius, messenger: see NUNCIO] 1. to give up (a claim, right, belief, etc.), usually by a formal public statement 2.… …   English World dictionary

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  • Renounce — Re*nounce , v. i. 1. To make renunciation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He of my sons who fails to make it good, By one rebellious act renounces to my blood. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • renounce — 1 *abdicate, resign Analogous words: sacrifice, abnegate, *forgo, forbear, eschew Antonyms: arrogate: covet (sense 2) Contrasted words: usurp, preempt, appropriate (see ARROGATE) 2 *abjure, forswear, recant, retract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • renounce — [v] abandon, reject abdicate, abjure, abnegate, abstain from, apostacize, arrogate, cast off, decline, defect, demit, deny, desert, disavow, discard, disclaim, disown, divorce oneself from*, drop out, dump*, eschew, forgo, forsake, forswear, give …   New thesaurus

  • renounce — ► VERB 1) formally declare one s abandonment of (a claim, right, or possession). 2) refuse to recognize any longer. 3) abandon (a cause, bad habit, or way of life). DERIVATIVES renounceable adjective renouncement noun renouncer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • renounce — UK [rɪˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms renounce : present tense I/you/we/they renounce he/she/it renounces present participle renouncing past tense renounced past participle renounced formal 1) to state formally that you no longer… …   English dictionary

  • renounce — v. (D; tr.) to renounce for (to renounce wealth for happiness) * * * [rɪ naʊns] (D; tr.) to renounce for (to renounce wealth for happiness) …   Combinatory dictionary

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