Anthony's abjuration to the nation's government was that he swore to leave the country and to never return.2. Denials, disavowals, or renunciations under oath: In common ecclesiastical language abjuration is restricted to the renunciation of heresy made by the penitent heretic on the occasion of his reconciliation with the Catholic Church.
The many adjurations of the alleged witch convinced the clergy that she was sincere and penitent.3. An earnest appeal, entreaty, or pleading to someone to do something: Bernhardt made an adjuration to his boss for an increase in salary.
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Adjuration may involve both begging and promising to do what is requested. (1)