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renunciationnoun [C]

 us   /rɪˌnʌn·siˈeɪ·ʃən/
the ​act of ​renouncing (= no ​longersupporting) something: the renunciation of the use of ​force
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renunciationnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/
the fact of saying that you no ​longersupport or have a ​connection with someone or something, or that you do not want something : People who receive an ​inheritance have the ​right of renunciation of that ​inheritance, ​subject to ​certainconditions.
STOCK MARKET in a rightsissue (= an occasion when a ​companyoffers new ​shares to its existing ​shareholders), a ​situation in which someone with the ​right to new ​sharesformally says that they do not want to ​accept them: An appropriate ​person will be ​authorised to ​execute a ​transfer, ​assignment or renunciation of the ​considerationshares on the ​accepting shareholder's behalf.
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