abdication


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ab·di·cate

 (ăb′dĭ-kāt′)
v. ab·di·cat·ed, ab·di·cat·ing, ab·di·cates
v.tr.
To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.
v.intr.
To relinquish formally a high office or responsibility.

[Latin abdicāre, abdicāt-, to disclaim : ab-, away; see ab-1 + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

ab′di·ca·ble (-kə-bəl) adj.
ab′di·ca′tion n.
ab′di·ca′tor n.

abdication

the formal act by a regent of resigning from his position.
See also: Renunciation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abdication - a formal resignation and renunciation of powersabdication - a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
resignation - the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
2.abdication - the act of abdicatingabdication - the act of abdicating    
resignation - a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"

abdication

noun
1. resignation, quitting, retirement, retiral (chiefly Scot.) the abdication of Edward VIII
2. giving up, yielding, surrender, waiving, renunciation, cession, relinquishment, abjuration Edward was titled Duke of Windsor after his abdication of the throne.
3. renunciation, giving up, surrender, abandonment, waiver, abnegation, relinquishment There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.

abdication

noun
A giving up of a possession, claim, or right:
Translations
تَنَازُل عَن العَرْش
абдикация
abdikacevzdání se
abdikationfrasigelseoverladelse
abdikaatio
abdikacija
leköszönés
afsölun
abdikasjonfrasielse
abdikácia
abdikationavgång
tahttan çekilmeterketmevazgeçme

abdication

[ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən] N
1. [of monarch] → abdicación f
2. [of responsibility, right] → renuncia f (of a)

abdication

[ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən] n
[monarch, king, queen] → abdication f
abdication of responsibility → fuite f de responsabilité

abdication

n (of monarch)Abdankung f, → Abdikation f (dated geh); (of pope)Verzicht m; his abdication of the thronesein Verzicht auf den Thron

abdication

[ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃn] n (of monarch) → abdicazione f

abdicate

(ˈӕbdikeit) verb
1. to leave or give up the position and authority of a king or queen. The king abdicated (the throne) in favour of his son.
2. to leave or give up (responsibility, power etc). He abdicated all responsibility for the work to his elder son.
ˌabdiˈcation noun
References in classic literature ?
Like the Chevalier de Valois, whose personal neglect might be called an abdication, the bourgeois dignity of the Cormon salon no longer existed when it was turned to white and gold, with mahogany ottomans covered in blue satin.
Policar Morrel, who served under the other government, and who does not altogether conceal what he thinks on the subject, you are strongly suspected of regretting the abdication of Napoleon.
What is proposed to me would be, in fact, almost an abdication, and an abdication requires reflection.
Les ordonnances = four decrees establishing absolute rule, issued by King Charles X on July 25, 1830, which touched off the July Revolution, leading to his abdication on July 31, and the installation of the Duke of Orleans as Louis Philippe I, King of the French--Cooper was living in Paris during this period, though he returned there from Italy and Germany a few days after the July Revolution itself, and he was a close friend of the Marquis de Lafayette who played a major part in the Revolution and its aftermath; for Cooper and many others, the ultimate results of the Revolution were a serious disappointment, since the new King seemed rapidly to become almost as conservative as the old}
Richard inherited after the death of his father, and England at the abdication of Richard.
She could not do so, without comparing herself with Miss Larolles, the inimitable Miss Larolles; but still she did it, and not with much happier effect; though by what seemed prosperity in the shape of an early abdication in her next neighbours, she found herself at the very end of the bench before the concert closed.
There was in this voluntary abdication of his freewill, in this fancy submitting itself to another fancy, which suspects it not, a mixture of fantastic independence and blind obedience, something indescribable, intermediate between slavery and liberty, which pleased Gringoire,--a spirit essentially compound, undecided, and complex, holding the extremities of all extremes, incessantly suspended between all human propensities, and neutralizing one by the other.
Atkinson had at length wearied of Flambeau's almost paternal custody, and had endeavoured to knock him down, which was by no means a smooth game to play with the Roi des Apaches, even after that monarch's abdication.
Each new mind we approach seems to require an abdication of all our past and present possessions.
I don't think poor Amelia cared anything about Brienne and Montmirail, or was fairly interested in the war until the abdication of the Emperor; when she clapped her hands and said prayers--oh, how grateful
Next,' said Mrs Wilfer with a wave of her gloves, expressive of abdication under protest from the culinary throne, 'I would recommend examination of the bacon in the saucepan on the fire, and also of the potatoes by the application of a fork.
Summary: Brussels: Belgium's King Albert II announced his abdication yesterday in favour of his son, saying .