Definitions for abdicator
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 )
one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility
One who abdicates.
King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom was an abdicator.
one who abdicates