Definition Of abnegation

noun

the act of renouncing or rejecting something.

abnegation of political lawmaking power

Example Of abnegation

  • abnegation of political lawmaking power

  • abnegation of political power

  • And the critic Ba'al Makhshoves goes one step further, ascribing some familiar elements of the Jewish sense of humour to the stetl life of holy abnegation .

  • As many Catholics and Anglicans take a trip to church to receive their ashes as a sign of repentance, a growing number of other Christian faiths reject the 40-day season of abnegation and fasting in favour of year-round righteousness.

  • At this point in the play, folk culture of Lenten abnegation and christening joy collides with mannered personal interaction and judgmental asperity.


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