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Definition of Abdicate

Abdicate
Abdicate 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. --Gibbon. 2. To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc. He abdicates all right to be his own governor. --Burke. 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 view.
Abdicate
Abdicate Ab"di*cate, v. i. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity. Though a king may abdicate for his own person, he cannot abdicate for the monarchy. --Burke.

Meaning of Abdicate from wikipedia

- Abdication is the act of formally relinquishing monarchical authority. Abdications have pla**** various roles in the succession procedures of monarchies...
- as the King's consort and Edward's refusal to give her up led to his abdication in December 1936. He was succeeded by his brother George VI. Edward was...
- The Abdication is a 1974 British historical drama film directed by Anthony Harvey and starring Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Graham Crowden and...
- The ****anese government announced in December 2017 that Akihito would abdicate on 30 April 2019. In ****an, the Emperor is never referred to by his given...
- Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated as German Emperor and King of Prussia in November 1918. The abdication was announced on 9 November by Prince Maximilian of...
- who have abdicated. Some monarchs have been forced to abdicate. The list is chronological. To move to Rome,Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated on her own...
- Emperor Akihito of ****an is set to abdicate on 30 April 2019, which will make him the first ****anese Emperor to do so in over two centuries. This marks...
- withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, Pelosi said the decision was an abdication of American leadership and "particularly senseless, disturbing & dangerous"...
- 6 June 1934) reigned as the King of the Belgians from 1993 until his abdication in 2013. King Albert II is the son of King Leopold III and Queen Astrid...
- the crown given to an alternative candidate. In tears, Edward agreed to abdicate, and on 21 January, Sir William Trussell, representing the kingdom as a...
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