[n] renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
[n] the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief; "abnegation of the Holy Trinity"
\Ab`ne*ga"tion\, n. [L. abnegatio: cf. F. abn['e]gation.] a denial; a renunciation. With abnegation of God, of his honor, and of religion, they may retain the friendship of the court. --Knox.