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.
To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
To reject; to cast off.
To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
abdicant \ab"di*cant\ (&?;), a. [l. abdicans, p. pr. of abdicare.] abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by of. monks abdicant of their orders.