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abjurer (s) (noun), abjurers (pl)
1. Someone who formally rejects or disavows a formerly held belief, usually under pressure: Joan became an abjurer when she was forced by a Medieval court of inquiry to give up her religious beliefs.
2. Anyone who implies a firm and final rejecting or abandoning of a former belief or position, often made under oath: The two abjurers, Steven and Edward, met with the media to explain their joint decision to abandon their previously held political commitments.
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