- abdication (n.)
- 1550s, "a disowning," from Latin abdicationem (nominative abdicatio) "renunciation, abdication," noun of action from past participle stem of abdicare (see abdicate); sense of "resignation of sovereignty" is from 1680s.
- 1. There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
- 2. The officers took over and forced his abdication in 1947.
- 3. Abdication is precluded by the lack of a possible successor.
- 4. American abdication would tempt Soviet tendencies toward filling every vacuum.
- 5. This almost formal abdication of fatherhood hurt him.
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