Definitions for abdicateˈæb dɪˌkeɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•di•cateˈæb dɪˌkeɪt(v.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.
(v.t.)to give up or renounce (authority, duties, a high office, etc.), esp. in a voluntary, public, or formal manner.
(v.i.)to renounce or relinquish a throne, office, right, power, claim, or responsibility, esp. in a formal manner.
Origin of abdicate:
1535–45; < L abdicātus, ptp. of abdicāre to renounce =ab-ab - +dicāre to indicate, consecrate (see dedicate )
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
"The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"
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.
Note: The word abdicate was held to mean, in the case of James II, to abandon without a formal surrender.
To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.
To reject; to cast off.
To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.
Origin: * First attested in 1541.
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
to renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc
to reject; to cast off
to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit
to relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity
Translations for abdicate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to leave or give up the position and authority of a king or queen
The king abdicated (the throne) in favour of his son.
- يَتَنَازَل عَن العَرْشArabic
- abdicarPortuguese (BR)
- abdicere; frasige sig tronenDanish
- παραιτούμαι βασιλικού αξιώματοςGreek
- troonist loobumaEstonian
- کناره گیری کردنFarsi
- לְווַתֵּר עַל כֵּס הַמְלוּכָהHebrew
- स्वेच्छा से छोड़नाHindi
- turun tahtaIndonesian
- afsala sér (völdum)Icelandic
- atsisakyti (sosto)Lithuanian
- atteikties (no troņa)Latvian
- turun takhtaMalay
- abdisere, si fra seg tronenNorwegian
- کناره گیری کردنPersian
- ګوښه كيدل، پريښودلPashto
- a abdicaRomanian
- odreči se prestoluSlovenian
- 退位Chinese (Trad.)
- تخت سےدست بردارہوناUrdu
- thoái vịVietnamese
- 退位Chinese (Simp.)
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