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Verb: abdicate  'ab-du,keyt
  1. Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    "The King abdicated when he married a divorcee";
    - renounce

Derived forms: abdicating, abdicates, abdicated

Type of: give up, renounce, resign, vacate

Encyclopedia: Abdicate