What does the word renounce mean?

Usage examples for renounce

  1. When Sir Horace found out that he was being deceived he was compelled to renounce her. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  2. " I renounce you from a sense of duty, Vips," she assures the young gentleman, gently passing her delicate forefinger over his smooth brown cheek, whereupon Vips flushes up and exclaims,- " If you won't have me, at least promise me that I shall be best man at your wedding!" – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. It is necessary, Sire, to renounce that system of conquest and power which occasioned the misfortunes of France, and of yourself." – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon