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Webster 1913 Edition


Abdication

Abˊdi-ca′tion

,
Noun.
[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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Abdication

ABDICA'TION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of abdicating; the abandoning of an office or trust, without a formal surrender, or before the usual or stated time of expiration.
2.
A casting off; rejection.

Definition 2023


abdication

abdication

English

Noun

abdication (plural abdications)

  1. (obsolete) The act of disowning or disinheriting a child. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.][2]
  2. The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder. [First attested in the early 17th century.][2]
  3. The voluntary renunciation of sovereign power[First attested in the late 17th century.][2]
    abdication of the throne, government, power, authority
  4. (obsolete, law) The renunciation of interest in a property or a legal claim; abandonment. [Attested only in the mid 18th century.][2]
  5. (obsolete) The action of being deposed from the seat of power. [Attested only in the mid 17th century.][2]

Translations

References

  1. Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 2
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ab.di.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

abdication f (plural abdications)

  1. abdication

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Interlingua

Noun

abdication (plural abdicationes)

  1. abdication