abdication definition

  • noun:
    • The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a top company, self-esteem, or trust, by its holder; frequently the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power.
    • The act of abdicating; the giving up of an office, energy or expert, right or trust, etc.; renunciation; specially, the laying down of a sovereignty hitherto inherent in person or perhaps in the blood.
    • the work of abdicating
    • an official resignation and renunciation of capabilities

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