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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Renounce \Re*nounce"\ (r[-e]*nouns"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Renounced} (-nounst"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Renouncing} (-noun"s?ng).] [F. renoncer, L. renuntiare to bring back word, announce, revoke, retract, renounce; pref. re- re- + nuntiare to announce, fr. nuncius, a messenger. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Renunciation}.]

1. To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim; as, to renounce a title to land or to a throne.

2. To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.

This world I do renounce, and in your sights Shake patiently my great affliction off. --Shak.

3. (Card Playing) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.

{To renounce probate} (Law), to decline to act as the executor of a will. --Mozley & W.

Syn: To cast off; disavow; disown; disclaim; deny; abjure; recant; abandon; forsake; quit; forego; resign; relinquish; give up; abdicate.

Usage: {Renounce}, {Abjure}, {Recant}. -- To renounce is to make an affirmative declaration of abandonment. To abjure is to renounce with, or as with, the solemnity of an oath. To recant is to renounce or abjure some proposition previously affirmed and maintained.

From Thebes my birth I own; . . . since no disgrace Can force me to renounce the honor of my race. --Dryden.

Either to die the death, or to abjure Forever the society of man. --Shak.

Ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Renounce \Re*nounce"\, noun (Card Playing) Act of renouncing.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Renounce \Re*nounce"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To make renunciation. [Obs.]

He of my sons who fails to make it good, By one rebellious act renounces to my blood. --Dryden.

2. (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters.

Dryden died without a will, and his widow having renounced, his son Charles administered on June 10. --W. D. Christie.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee" [syn: {abdicate}, {renounce}]

2: leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds" [syn: {vacate}, {resign}, {renounce}, {give up}]

3: turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever" [syn: {foreswear}, {renounce}, {quit}, {relinquish}]

4: cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son" [syn: {disown}, {renounce}, {repudiate}]

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I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card private keys. I don't want Comcast giving all it's "business records" regarding owners of all i.p. addresses. I think for the government to request that would be a severe abuse of power. That would be bulk surveillance. I want to know if the government has made any such request of Comcast. Here is a FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT request:

All the FISA courts are secret. All the telephone company metadata has been siezed through FISA warrants. All the FISA judges are appointed by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

United States of America Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

My ISP is Comcast Cable Communications Inc. and I write about my interactions with them in the FULL DISCLOSURE SCREENSHOT above.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would be interested in the PUBLIC INTEREST aspects of my banking suggestions.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

My bank is JP Morgan Chase. What kind of bulk "business records" does this bank surrender based on FISA warrants?