meaning of abdication

abdication meaning in General Dictionary

The act of abdicating the renunciation of a top company self-esteem or trust by its owner generally the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power as abdication of throne government power authority

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  • the work of abdicating
  • an official resignation and renunciation of powers
  • The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a higher company, self-esteem, or trust, by its holder; frequently the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; because, abdication of this throne, federal government, power, expert.

abdication meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, "a disowning," from Latin abdicationem (nominative abdicatio) "renunciation, abdication," noun of activity from past participle stem of abdicare (see abdicate); sense of "resignation of sovereignty" is from 1680s.


abdication meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work of abdicating; the renunciation of a top company, dignity, or trust, by its holder; generally the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; because, abdication associated with the throne, government, energy, authority.


Sentence Examples with the word abdication

The following year he and his disciple Gerson formed part of the great embassy sent by the princes to the two pontiffs, and while in Italy he was occupied in praiseworthy but vain efforts to induce the pope of Rome to remove himself to a town on the Italian coast, in the neighbourhood of his rival, where it was hoped that the double abdication would take place.

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