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Definition - What does Abdicate mean?

The term abdicate means to renounce or disown. In a broader sense, abdicate means to let go or renounce someone from their duties. This especially means removing someone from a supreme state office. Abdicate is different from resignation.

Justipedia explains Abdicate

In Roman law, the term abdicate also means to disown someone from a family, for example disinheriting a son. In the modern world, this term is commonly associated with monarch or those who have been crowned.

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