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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
- who have abdicated
. Some monarchs
have been forced
. The list is chronological. To move to Rome,Queen Christina
of Sweden abdicated
on her own...
made a BBC radio broadcast
Castle; having abdicated
, he was introduced
by Sir John Reith
as "His Royal Highness Prince
- became apparent
not marry Wallis
on the throne, Edward abdicated
. He was succeeded
by his younger
VI. With a reign
- King Edward
on 11 December
1936, so that he could marry
Simpson. At the time of the abdication
from the Iran nuclear
said the decision
was an abdication
of American leadership
and "particularly senseless, disturbing
- was imprisoned
in Loch Leven
Castle. On 24 July 1567 she was forced
of her one-year-old son. After
an unsuccessful attempt
- failed. Prajadhipok's conflict
with the government eventually
led to abdication
. The government selected Ananda
Mahidol, who was studying
- child". Between April
1877 and February
1878, she threatened
to abdicate while pressuring Disraeli
to act against Russia during
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