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abnegation

Noun

1 the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
2 renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others [syn: self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation]

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Etymology

Latin abnegatio: compare French abnégation

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A denial; a renunciation.
    Quotations
    • With abnegation of God, of his honor, and of religion, they may retain the friendship of the court. - Knox

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References

  • Webster 1913

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