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Definition of Abdicating
AbdicatingAbdicate 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 Abdicating from wikipedia
- vested interest
the throne abdicated
, and often without
the direct input
of the abdicating
monarch. Recently, due to the largely...
- The Abdication
is a 1974 British historical drama
by Anthony Harvey
and starring Peter
Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril
Cusack, Graham Crowden
he left unguarded
at his Fort Belvedere
residence. While Edward
, the personal protection officers guarding Simpson
- 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...
- Imperial Palace after abdicating
in 1817 Dom Pedro I, ruler
of the Empire
of Brazil, delivers
his abdication letter
on 7 April
- child".Between April
1877 and February
1878, she threatened
to abdicate while pressuring Disraeli
to act against Russia during
(November 1918), Emperor Wilhelm
II and all German ruling princes abdicated their positions
and responsibilities. Germany's new political
- Jōkō (上皇), an abbreviation
of Daijō Tennō (太上天皇, Retired
Emperor) upon abdicating
, and his wife, the Empress, will become
Jōkōgo (上皇后). On 1 December
- The last Russian
the Russian Empire until
1917 in the aftermath
of the February
Revolution, due in part...
- Pope Benedict
XVI (Latin: Benedictus
XVI; Italian: Benedetto
XVI; German: Benedikt
XVI; born Joseph Aloisius
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