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Definition of Abdicate
AbdicateAbdicate Ab"di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abdicated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Abdicating.] [L. abdicatus, p. p. of abdicare; ab +
dicare to proclaim, akin to dicere to say. See Diction.]
1. 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.
Note: The word abdicate was held to mean, in the case of
James II., to abandon without a formal surrender.
The cross-bearers abdicated their service.
2. To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust,
duty, right, etc.
He abdicates all right to be his own governor.
The understanding abdicates its functions. --Froude.
3. To reject; to cast off. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
4. (Civil Law) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a
father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
Syn: To give up; quit; vacate; relinquish; forsake; abandon;
resign; renounce; desert.
Usage: To Abdicate, Resign. Abdicate commonly expresses
the act of a monarch in voluntary and formally
yielding up sovereign authority; as, to abdicate the
government. Resign is applied to the act of any
person, high or low, who gives back an office or trust
into the hands of him who conferred it. Thus, a
minister resigns, a military officer resigns, a clerk
resigns. The expression, ``The king resigned his
crown,' sometimes occurs in our later literature,
implying that he held it from his people. -- There are
other senses of resign which are not here brought into
Abdicate Ab"di*cate, v. i.
To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or
Though a king may abdicate for his own person, he
cannot abdicate for the monarchy. --Burke.
Meaning of Abdicate from wikipedia
is the act of formally relinquishing monarchical
have pla**** various roles
in the succession procedures
- as the King's consort
and Edward's refusal
to give her up led to his abdication
1936. He was succeeded
by his brother
Albert, who became
- The Abdication
is a 1974 British historical drama
by Anthony Harvey
and starring Peter
Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril
Cusack, Graham Crowden
- to the traditional order
of succession, from 7 January
on 30 April
era. He succeeded
to the Chrysanthemum
on the Chrysanthemum
Throne, Emperor Akihito
of ****an abdicated
on 30 April
to do so since
- arms of France Royal achievement
as king When Richard
II was forced
in 1399, Henry
was next in line to the throne according
- who have abdicated
. Some monarchs
have been forced
. The list is chronological. To move to Rome, Queen Christina
of Sweden abdicated
on her own...
- was educated privately
at home. Her father acceded
to the throne
on the abdication
of his brother
VIII in 1936, from which
time she was the heir...
it is probable
that the Beauforts
IV. Their opponents certainly endeavoured
- the person
a monarchy, usually reigning
for life, or until abdication
or deposition. The reign
of some monarchs
has been notably
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