Associations to the word «Abdicate»

Wiktionary

ABDICATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the early 19th century.]
ABDICATE, verb. (transitive) (reflexive) (obsolete) To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of. [First attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.]
ABDICATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To depose. [Attested from the early 17th century until the late 18th century.]
ABDICATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To reject; to cast off; to discard. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.]
ABDICATE, verb. (transitive) To surrender, renounce 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; to fail to fulfill responsibility for. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABDICATE, verb. (intransitive) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty. [First attested in the early 18th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABDICATE, verb. Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee".

Wise words

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