non abdicative

abdicate

[ab-di-keyt]
verb (used without object), abdicated, abdicating.
1.
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate.
verb (used with object), abdicated, abdicating.
2.
to give up or renounce (authority, duties, an office, etc.), especially in a voluntary, public, or formal manner: King Edward VIII of England abdicated the throne in 1936.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin abdicātus renounced (past participle of abdicāre), equivalent to ab- ab- + dicātus proclaimed (dic- (see dictum) + -ātus -ate1)

abdicable [ab-di-kuh-buhl] , adjective
abdicative [ab-di-key-tiv, -kuh-] , adjective
abdicator, noun
nonabdicative, adjective
unabdicated, adjective
unabdicating, adjective
unabdicative, adjective

abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.


1. resign, quit. 2. abandon, repudiate.
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abdicate (ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
to renounce (a throne, power, responsibility, rights, etc), esp formally
 
[C16: from the past participle of Latin abdicāre to proclaim away, disclaim]
 
abdicable
 
adj
 
abdi'cation
 
n
 
abdicative
 
adj
 
'abdicator
 
n

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abdicate
1540s, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from L. abdicatus, pp. of abdicare "to renounce, disown, disinherit" (specifically abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Meaning "divest
oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Related: Abdicated; abdicating.
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