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Definition of Abdicate

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relinquish office or power, resign; renounce, give up
Abdicate Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
abdico
Abdicate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
  
(v. t.)
To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
  
(v. t.)
To reject; to cast off.
  
(v. t.)
To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
  
(v. i.)
To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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abdicate
abdicant \ab"di*cant\ (&?;), a. [l. abdicans, p. pr. of abdicare.] abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by of. monks abdicant of their orders.

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To give up (royal power or the like).
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1: to cast off: 2: to relinquish (as sovereign power) formally , to renounce a throne, high office, dignity, or function . UN:abdicate implies a giving up of sovereign power or sometimes an evading of responsibility such as that of a parent.
eg1:Moved in equal parts by ambition, restlessness, and an impulse to do good, he has filled any and all roles abdicated by the faineant previous rectors.
eg2:Other Javanese rulers who were forced to abdicate after the Dutch firmly established their colonial rule in Java in 1830 fared a worse fate, be it death, exile or prison such as former president Sukarno who died in military detention in 1970.
WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
(synonym) renounce
(hypernym) vacate, resign, renounce, give up
(derivation) abdication, stepping down
Abdicate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abdication is the act of formally relinquishing monarchical authority.

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