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abdication

[ab-di-key-shuh n] /ˌæb dɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or state of abdicating; renunciation.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin abdicātiōn- (stem of abdicātiō). See abdicate, -ion
Related forms
nonabdication, noun
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abdication

n.

1550s, "a disowning," from Latin abdicationem (nominative abdicatio) "renunciation, abdication," noun of action from past participle stem of abdicare (see abdicate); sense of "resignation of sovereignty" is from 1680s.

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