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Abdicated Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Abdicated Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Abdication is the act of resigning from an office (official job), especially from being the leader of a country. The word is normally used for kings and queens who decide to give up their position which brings an end to a reign.

A similar term for an elected or appointed official is resignation.

King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom is an example of a king who abdicated.

+ Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 2013

'Abdicated' example sentence in quotations

* The bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun. - Kahlil Gibran

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Abdicated Sample Sentences in News

  • Don't like the president's 'power grab' on the Islamic State? Blame Congress.
    Congress has gradually abdicated its own authority since at least the 1940s. It's a systemic transfer of power between branches, and, in each instance, much of the blame lies with Congress itself. Read more on this news related to 'Abdicated'
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  • Speaker abdicated constitutional trust: Punjab and Haryana HC
    In the initial stages of the case, Speaker Harmohinder Singh Chatha had accepted the merger of five defector MLAs of HJC. Read more on this news related to 'Abdicated'

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