Meaning of ABDICATE in English

ABDICATE

v.tr. 1 (usu. absol.) give up or renounce (the throne). 2 renounce (a responsibility, duty, etc.). abdication n. abdicator n.

[ L abdicare abdicat- (as AB-, dicare declare) ]

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