[ ab-di-key-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or state of abdicating; renunciation.

Origin of abdication

First recorded in 1545–55, abdication is from the Latin word abdicātiōn- (stem of abdicātiō). See abdicate, -ion

Other words from abdication

  • non·ab·di·ca·tion, noun

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