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Definition of Abdicated
AbdicatedAbdicate 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
Meaning of Abdicated from wikipedia
- vested interest
the throne abdicated
, and often without
the direct input
of the abdicating
monarch. Recently, due to the largely...
- film's score
by Nino Rota. The plot of the film has the abdicated
of Sweden arriving
in the Vatican
made a BBC radio broadcast
Castle; having abdicated
, he was introduced
by Sir John Reith
as "His Royal Highness Prince
- the crown given
to an alternative
candidate. In tears, Edward agreed
, and on 21 January, Sir William
- Tennō, sometimes
used in the past, and currently
held by Akihito, who abdicated
on 30 April
2019. The official translation
of Akihito's title, as designated...
- Kaiser Wilhelm
as German Emperor
and King of Prussia
1918. The abdication
on 9 November
by Prince Maximilian
- who have abdicated
. Some monarchs
have been forced
. The list is chronological. To move to Rome, Queen Christina
of Sweden abdicated
on her own...
- Richard surrendered
to Henry Bolingbroke
if his life were spared. Both men then returned
to London, the indignant...
- Akihito's abdication
on 30 April
2019, he received
of Jōkō (上皇, "Emperor Emeritus"), an abbreviated
form of Daijō Tennō (太上天皇, 'abdicated
of his son, with the Empress
Marie-Louise as regent. Three plenipotentiaries
took this conditional abdication
to the Coalition...
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