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Definition of Abdicated

Abdicated
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.

Meaning of Abdicated from wikipedia

- vested interest in seeing the throne abdicated, and often without or despite the direct input of the abdicating monarch. Recently, due to the largely...
- film's score was composed by Nino Rota. The plot of the film has the abdicated Christina, Queen of Sweden arriving in the Vatican and falling in love...
- have abdicated. Some monarchs have been forced to abdicate. The list is chronological. To move to Rome,Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated on...
- December 1936, Edward made a BBC radio broadcast from Windsor Castle; having abdicated, he was introduced by Sir John Reith as "His Royal Highness Prince Edward"...
- Edward VIII abdicated in 1936 in favour of his brother George VI. King Amānullāh Khān abdicated in 1929. King Inayatullah Khan abdicated in 1929. King...
- became apparent he could not marry Wallis and remain on the throne, Edward abdicated. He was succeeded by his younger brother, George VI. With a reign of 326...
- & Telecommunications ****'n v. Brand X Internet Services (2005) as an "abdication of judicial duty", writing that deference is "more than a little difficult...
- second-in-line to the throne, after her father. Later that year, Edward abdicated, after his proposed marriage to divorced socialite Wallis Simpson provoked...
- of absolute monarchy. His conflicting view with the government led to abdication. The government selected Ananda Mahidol to be the new king. Later that...
- abdication abolition of the office Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, King of Lombardy-Venetia (r. 1835-1848) was abdicated...
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