- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌæb.dəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.dəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- (obsolete) The act of disowning or disinheriting a child. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the mid 17th century.]
- The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
- The voluntary renunciation of sovereign power[First attested in the late 17th century.]
- abdication of the throne, government, power, authority
- (obsolete, law) The renunciation of interest in a property or a legal claim; abandonment. [Attested only in the mid 18th century.]
- (obsolete) The action of being deposed from the seat of power. [Attested only in the mid 17th century.]
the act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder
- ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , →ISBN), page 2
- “abdication” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 3.
abdication f (plural abdications)
- “abdication” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
abdication (plural abdicationes)