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Meaning of ABDICATION

Pronunciation:  `abdu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of abdicating
  2. [n]  a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
 

ABDICATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: stepping down
 
 See Also: resignation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. abdicatio: cf. F.
abdication.]
The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office,
dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary
renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the
throne, government, power, authority.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abjuration, abjurement, cession, demission, deposal, dropping out, emeritus status, forced resignation, forswearing, handing over, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, resignation, retiral, retirement, superannuation, surrender, voluntary resignation, waiver, withdrawal, withdrawing, yielding
 

 

 

 

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