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Abdicate

Ab´di`cate
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Abdicated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Abdicating.]
2.To renounce; to relinquish; - said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
3.To reject; to cast off.
4.(Civil Law) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
v. i.1.To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.
Though a king may abdicate for his own person, he cannot abdicate for the monarchy.
- Burke.
Verb1.abdicate - give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations; "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
Synonyms: renounce
abjure, acknowledge defeat, be pensioned, be superannuated, cashier, cast, cease, cede, cry quits, demit, desist from, drop, forgo, forswear, give over, give up, hand over, have done with, jettison, lay down, leave, leave off, pension off, reject, renounce the throne, resign, retire, retire from office, scrap, shed, slough, stand aside, stand down, step aside, superannuate, surrender, throw away, throw out, throw up, withdraw from, wrest, yield
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