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ABDICATION

abdication (ab-di-kay-sh<<schwa>>n), n. The act of renouncing or abandoning privileges or
duties, esp. those connected with high office <Edward VIII’s abdication of the Crown in 1936>
<the court’s abdication of its judicial responsibility>. — abdicate (ab-di-kayt), vb. — abdicable
(ab-di-k<< schwa>>-b<<schwa>>l), adj. — abdicator (ab-di-kay-t<<schwa>>r), n.

[Blacks Law 8th]