from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abdicating; the giving up of an office, power or authority, right or trust, etc.; renunciation; especially, the laying down of a sovereignty hitherto inherent in the person or in the blood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of abdicating
- n. a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
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