Definition Of abdication

noun

an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.

Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication

failure to fulfill a responsibility or duty.

we are witnessing an abdication of responsibility on the part of state governments

Example Of abdication

  • Attempting to apprise the mob of Louis-Philippe's abdication , an elderly marshal on a white horse preceded by a trumpeter went unheard.

  • Catering to such people might even be considered an abdication of responsibility for a program director bent on public service.

  • Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication

  • Garrow offers three basic reasons why he thinks Justice Blackmun is guilty of "a scandalous abdication of judicial responsibility."

  • He became King George VI upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, later duke of Windsor.


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