abdicator


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abdicator - one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibilityabdicator - one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility
quitter - a person who gives up too easily
Translations
abdikant
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