Origin of abdication
Examples from the Web for abdication
And if anyone thought this was an abdication and a letting go of the unruly region they need to think again.
Tuesday was declared a day to “Save the Nation,” and people across the country once again demanded the abdication of SCAF.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I made some records [Ed note: Life in Exile After Abdication is incredible] and toured and stuff.Moe Tucker’s Tribute to Velvet Underground Bandmate Lou Reed|Harry Siegel|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With the abdication of Queen Beatrix on Tuesday, the Dutch have a new queen—and a new fashion icon, as well.Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Is a New Style Icon|Erin Cunningham|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bergoglio is 76 years old—nine years younger than Benedict at the time of his abdication.
The Imperial Chancellor, on his own initiative, had summarily announced my abdication—which had not occurred yet at all!The Kaiser's Memoirs|William II, German Emperor
After the edicts of abdication, the issue became one of ultra-idealist constitutionalism versus brutal military realism.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
If the present writer ever learns the reasons of their abdication of this power, he will take occasion to tell them.Ferragus|Honore de Balzac
Francis I died there in 1547, and as late as 1830 the last Charles, the tenth of that name, signed his abdication there.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
The King of Saxony accepted his deposition by a formal act of abdication two days later.And the Kaiser abdicates|S. Miles Bouton
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.