Meaning of ABDICATE in English


vt to reject; to cast off.

2. abdicate ·vi to relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.

3. abdicate ·vt to renounce; to relinquish;

— said of authority, a trust, duty, right, ·etc.

4. abdicate ·vt to disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.

5. abdicate ·vt 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.

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