renunciation
re·nun·ci·a·tion /ri-ˌnən-sē-'ā-shən/ n: the act or practice of renouncing; specif: the act of refusing to continue to acknowledge, recognize, or be bound by a contract or obligation: repudiation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

renunciation
I noun abandonment, abdicatio, abdication, abjuration, abnegation, cancellation, cession, declination, demission, denial, disaffirmation, disallowance, disapprobation, disapproval, disavowal, disavowment, discard, disclaimer, discontinuance, disinheritance, dismissal, disownment, elimination, exclusion, forswearing, giving up, negation, omission, proscription, rebuff, recantation, refusal, reiectio, rejection, relinquishment, renouncement, reprobation, repudiatio, repudiation, repulsion, resignation, retraction, sacrifice, shutting out, spurning, swearing off, veto, waiver, withdrawal, yielding associated concepts: renunciation of a contract, renunciation of a will II index abandonment (repudiation), abdication, abjuration, ademption, cancellation, confutation, continence, declination, denial, desertion, disclaimer, disdain, expense (sacrifice), rebuff, refusal, rejection, repudiation, rescision, resignation (relinquishment), retraction, reversal, waiver

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


renunciation
n.
The act of abandoning a claim or right; a document expressing abandonment of a claim or right; in criminal law, the affirmative defense of having abandoned criminal intent before committing a crime.
v.
renounce

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


renunciation
1) The act of forfeiting a right. For example, in wills and estates, if a beneficiary does not want to take an inheritance, the beneficiary can make a renunciation of that inheritance.
2) In criminal law, renunciation is abandoning a crime before it takes place.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

renunciation
On a rights issue, the act of renouncing or assigning the right to subscribe (when the shares are in nil paid form) or the right to be entered in the company's share register (when the shares are fully paid).
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


renunciation
n. Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


renunciation
The abandonment of a right; repudiation; rejection.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


renunciation
The abandonment of a right; repudiation; rejection.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

renunciation
n.
   1) giving up a right, such as a right of inheritance, a gift under a will or abandoning the right to collect a debt on a note.
   2) in criminal law, abandoning participation in a crime before it takes place, or an attempt to stop other participants from going ahead with the crime. A defendant may use renunciation as evidence of his/her innocence. Once the crime is underway, any claimed renunciation is factually too late.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Renunciation — • A canonical term signifying the resignation of an ecclesiastical office or benefice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Renunciation     Renunciation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • renunciation — renunciation, abnegation, self abnegation, self denial can all mean voluntary surrender or putting aside of something desired or desirable. Renunciation (see also under renounce at ABDICATE) commonly connotes personal sacrifice for a higher end… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Renunciation — Re*nun ci*a tion (r? n?n s? ? sh?n or sh? ? sh?n; 277), n. [Cf. F. renonciation, L. renuntiatio ann announcement. See {Renounce}.] 1. The act of renouncing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Formal declination to take out letters of administration, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Renunciation — (v. lat. Renunciatio), 1) feierliche Ernennung eines Candidaten zu dem Amt, zu welchem er erwählt war, s. Comitia; 2) (R. matrimonii), Trennung der Ehe, wenn der Mann in seiner Abwesenheit der Frau einen Scheidebrief schickte; 3)… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • renunciation — late 14c., from L. renuntiationem (nom. renuntiatio), from renuntiatus, pp. of renuntiare renounce (see RENOUNCE (Cf. renounce)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • renunciation — [n] abandonment, rejection abdication, abjuration, abnegation, abstention, cancellation, denial, disavowal, disclaimer, eschewal, eschewing, forbearing, forswearing, giving up, rebuff, refusal, relinquishment, remission, renouncement, repeal,… …   New thesaurus

  • renunciation — ► NOUN ▪ the action or an act of renouncing …   English terms dictionary

  • renunciation — [ri nun΄sē ā′shən] n. [ME < L renuntiatio < renuntiatus, pp. of renuntiare: see RENOUNCE] 1. the act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc. 2. a written… …   English World dictionary

  • renunciation — [[t]rɪnʌ̱nsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] renunciations 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl The renunciation of a belief or a way of behaving is the public declaration that you reject it and have decided to stop having that belief or behaving in that way. The talks were… …   English dictionary

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