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abjure
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief — usually under pressure
  • To Master Percy Apjohn at High School in 1880 he had divulged his disbelief in the tenets of the Irish (protestant) church (to which his father Rudolf Virag (later Rudolph Bloom) had been converted from the Israelitic faith and communion in 1865 by the Society for promoting Christianity among the jews) subsequently abjured by him in favour of Roman catholicism at the epoch of and with a view to his matrimony in 1888.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (70% in)

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