Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Abdicate


  1. To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
  2. To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
  3. To reject; to cast off.
  4. To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
  5. To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity.
More "Abdicate" Quotations

Abdicate Translations

abdicate in Dutch is bedanken, neerleggen, afstand doen
abdicate in French is abdiquent, abdiquez, abdiquer, abdiquons
abdicate in German is abdanken, entsagen
abdicate in Italian is abbandonare
abdicate in Latin is abdico
abdicate in Norwegian is frasi seg
abdicate in Spanish is abdicar, expedir