re·nounce /ri-'nau̇ns/ vb re·nounced, re·nounc·ingvt1: to announce one's abandonment or giving up of a right to or interest in: disclaim (1)renounce an inheritance2: to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any furtherrenounce allegiance to one's countryvi: to make a renunciation
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
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
- Culllbet licet furi pro se introducto renunciare. — Anyone may renounce the benefit of a legal right that exists only for his protectionII 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. William C. Burton. 2006
v.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.n.renunciation
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 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. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.