meaning of ABDICATE

ABDICATE meaning in General Dictionary

To relinquish or renounce a throne or any other large company or self-esteem

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  • To surrender or relinquish as sovereign power to withdraw positively from stuffing or exercising as increased office place dignity on abdicate the throne the crown the papacy
  • quit, eg energy, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and responsibilities
  • To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign energy; to withdraw certainly from stuffing or training, as a top company, section, self-esteem; since, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
  • To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of expert, a trust, responsibility, right, etc.
  • To decline; to cast-off.
  • To disclaim and expel through the family members, as a father their child; to disown; to disinherit.
  • To relinquish or renounce a throne, or any other high company or self-esteem.

ABDICATE meaning in Law Dictionary

Disowning, relinquishing entirely and renounce.


ABDICATE meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "to disown, disinherit (kids)," from Latin abdicatus, previous participle of abdicare "to disown, disavow, reject" (especially abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" (see ab-) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to express" (see diction). Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Associated: Abdicated; abdicating.


ABDICATE meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw surely from filling or exercise, as a top company, section, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the top, the papacy.

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  • (v. t.) To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of expert, a trust, duty, appropriate, etc.
  • (v. t.) To decline; to cast off.
  • (v. t.) To disclaim and expel from household, as a father his kid; to disown; to disinherit.
  • (v. i.) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or any other large company or dignity.

Sentence Examples with the word ABDICATE

When, however, Majorianus tried to rule by himself, Ricimer forced him to abdicate and caused his assassination on the 7th of August 461.

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