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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.

'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

  • Former Spanish King Faces a Paternity Suit
    King Juan Carlos lost his immunity from prosecution when he abdicated Read more on this news related to 'Abdicated'
  • Another paternity suit against Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos
    © Provided by AFP Spain's former monarch Juan Carlos, seen here saluting the Royal Guard during the 2011 Spanish National Day celebrations in Madrid, lost his total immunity when he abdicated last year. Read more on this news related to 'Abdicated'
  • Spanish court to hear paternity suit against ex-King Juan Carlos
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court agreed on Wednesday to hear a paternity suit brought against ex-King Juan Carlos by 48-year-old Belgian Ingrid Sartiau in a further embarrassing episode for Spain's royal family. Juan Carlos, the father of King Felipe VI, abdicated last year in a move aimed at restoring the monarchy's popularity. A string of scandals had Read more on this news related to 'Abdicated'

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