renounce upon oath; to swear that you will have nothing to do with a certain thing; to strongly repudiate something
When he quit drinking, he abjured not only alcohol but the whole sordid life he had lived before.
ab (away)#iurare (to swear) (Latin)
abjure, eschew, shirk, shun, spurn
Abjure think it like injure. so once you are injured you will give up. so abjure means give up ABJURE = the prefix AB- means against. -JURE means rule (like JURY) So, ABJURE means to rule against. abjure ~ ab (away) + jure (jury). He abjured (rejected, moved away from) her earlier statements in front of jury. ab jury ke saamne kasam khaata hoon, i'll not do this again