abjure - verb
To recant; to repudiate under oath; to disavow a stance previously written or said; to renounce irrevocably.
2. Resolved, That we the citizens of Mecklenburg County, do hereby dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the Mother Country, and hereby absolve ourselves from all allegiance to the British Crown, and abjure all political connection, contract, or association, with that Nation, who have wantonly trampled on our rights and liberties—and inhumanly shed the innocent blood of American patriots at Lexington.
—The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence American Historical Documents, (1000–1904) The Harvard Classics (1909–14).
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