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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABNEGA'TION, n. [L. abnego, to deny, from ab and nego; Eng. nay; L. nee, not.] A denial; a renunciation; self-denial.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
2: renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others [syn: abnegation, self-abnegation, denial, self-denial, self-renunciation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin abnegation-, abnegatio, from Latin abnegare to refute, from ab- + negare to deny more at negate Date: 14th century denial; especially self-denial

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 denial; the rejection or renunciation of a doctrine. 2 = SELF-ABNEGATION. Etymology: OF abnegation or LL abnegatio (as ABNEGATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abnegation Ab`ne*ga"tion, n. [L. abnegatio: cf. F. abn['e]gation.] a denial; a renunciation. With abnegation of God, of his honor, and of religion, they may retain the friendship of the court. --Knox.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Denial, renunciation, rejection, abandonment, surrender. See abjuration.

Moby Thesaurus

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