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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
- the crown given
to an alternative
candidate. In tears, Edward agreed
, and on 21 January, Sir William
- The Abdications
on 7 May 1808 in the castle
when the French emperor Napoleon
- Machine. The Dutch Royal
on 2008-07-11. Davison, Janet. "Abdicating Dutch queen
was a wartime Ottawa
schoolgirl". CBC.ca. Canadian
- Richard surrendered
to Henry Bolingbroke
if his life were spared. Both men then returned
to London, the indignant...
- 6 February Parliament declared
that in deserting
his people James
and thus vacated
the crown, which
was therefore offered jointly
- Daijō Tennō or Dajō Tennō (太上天皇) is a title
for an Emperor
of ****an who abdicates
the Chrysanthemum Throne
of a successor. As defined
in the Taihō...
- as "His Royal Highness Prince
Edward" for the abdication
broadcast, but George
VI felt that by abdicating
the succession, Edward
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