|v. t.||1.||To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; |
|2.||To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.|
|3.||(Card Playing) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.|
|v. i.||1.||To make renunciation.|
|2.||(Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters.|
|n.||1.||(Card Playing) Act of renouncing.|
|Verb||1.||renounce - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"|
|2.||renounce - leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"|
|3.||renounce - turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"|
|4.||renounce - cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"|
TO RENOUNCE. To give up a right; for example, an executor may renounce the
right of administering the estate of the testator; a widow the right to
administer to her intestate husband's estate.
2. There are some rights which a person cannot renounce; as, for example, to plead the act of limitation. Before a person can become a citizen of the United States he must renounce all titles of nobility. Vide Naturalization; To Repudiate.