Definitions for abdicateˈæb dɪˌkeɪt

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  1. abdicate, renounce(verb)

    give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

    "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee"

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  1. abdicate(Verb)

    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.

  2. abdicate(Verb)

    To formally separate oneself from or to divest oneself of.

  3. abdicate(Verb)

    To reject; to cast off.

  4. abdicate(Verb)

    To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.

  5. abdicate(Verb)

    To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity; to renounce sovereignty.

  6. Origin: * First attested in 1541.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Abdicate(verb)

    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

  2. Abdicate(verb)

    to renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc

  3. Abdicate(verb)

    to reject; to cast off

  4. Abdicate(verb)

    to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit

  5. Abdicate(verb)

    to relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity


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