To relinquish or renounce a throne or any other large company or self-esteem
- 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.
Disowning, relinquishing entirely and renounce.
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.
(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.
- (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.
When, however, Majorianus tried to rule by himself, Ricimer forced him to abdicate and caused his assassination on the 7th of August 461.