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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdication, stepping downnoun

    a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

  2. abdication, stepping downnoun

    the act of abdicating

Wiktionary

  1. abdicationnoun

    The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

  2. Etymology: * First attested in 1552.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abdicationnoun

    The act of abdicating; resignation; quitting an office by one’s own proper act before the usual or stated expiration.

    Etymology: abdicatio, Lat.

    Neither doth it appear how a prince’s abdication can make any other sort of vacancy in the throne, than would be caused by his death; since he cannot abdicate for his children, otherwise than by his own consent in form to a bill from the two houses. Jonathan Swift, on the Sentiments of a Church of England man.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdicationnoun

    the act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority

  2. Etymology: [L. abdicatio: cf. F. abdication.]

Freebase

  1. Abdication

    Abdication is the renunciation by a monarch, such as a king or emperor of his or her office.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdication in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of abdication in a Sentence

  1. Emily Dickinson:

    The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.

  2. Rob Koehler:

    Both of these organizations failed to intervene to save Navids life, now they must step up to save Mehdis life and protect all Iranian athletes. The fact that Wrestling Federation continues to neglect Wrestling Federation duty of care for athletes by failing to take action against Iran is a gross abdication of duty. Their willingness to stand by while athletes are jailed, tortured and executed can no longer be tolerated. The Wrestling Federation and UWW must act now.

  3. Attorney General Sessions:

    This is a new era. This is the Trump era, the lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over.

  4. "A Canticle for Leibowitz":

    Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    It is retreat in the face of an enemy that has not yet been vanquished and an abdication of American leadership, leaders in both parties, including me, offered criticism when the prior administration floated the concept of a reckless withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan.

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