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abjure the realm

Definition of abjure the realm in English:

historical Swear an oath to leave a country forever: prior to transportation, offenders were sometimes permitted to abjure the realm
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  • If the accused would neither submit to trial nor abjure the realm after 40 days, he was starved into submission.
  • Adam and the others fled to the Church of Branscombe, confessed their crime, and abjured the realm before the coroner.
  • He would be sentenced to abjure the realm or suffer death as a felon.
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