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Abdication

Abdication Meaning & Definition
Abdication Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Abdication?

[n] the act of abdicating
[n] a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

Synonyms | Synonyms for Abdication: stepping down

Related Terms | Find terms related to Abdication: abjuration | abjurement | cession | demission | deposal | dropping out | emeritus status | forced resignation | forswearing | handing over | relinquishment | renouncement | renunciation | resignation | retiral | retirement | superannuation | surrender | voluntary resignation | waiver | withdrawal | withdrawing | yielding

See Also | resignation

Abdication In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. abdicatio: cf. F. abdication.] 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.

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