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English definition of “renunciation”

renunciation

noun [U, no plural]     /rɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/
a statement in which you say that you do not want something or believe in something any more: a renunciation of violenceStop having or doing somethingRefusing and rejecting
(Definition of renunciation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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