the act or state of abdicating; renunciation.
- non·ab·di·ca·tion, noun
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How to use abdication in a sentence
Mutineers stopped his train and forced the tsar’s abdication in favor of an ill-fated Provisional Government.Tsar Nicolas II Thought Vodka Was Hurting Russians—But Banning It Helped Destroy His Empire | Mark Lawrence Schrad | July 20, 2021 | Time
That federal abdication has left state and local public health officials and businesses scrambling to craft policies, often on the fly.Most employers shy away from mandating coronavirus vaccines | Dan Diamond | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The monarchy has been shaken, but remained intact, by other major events involving newcomers to the family, such as the abdication crisis of 1936, and in more recent memory, Princess Diana’s explosive 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.How Meghan and Harry’s Interview Blew Open the Monarchy’s Troubled History With Race | Suyin Haynes | March 10, 2021 | Time
The result of the abdication of federal leadership in 2020 was an atomization of decision-making that affected the lives and well-being of millions of people.
It was a shocking moment, an abdication of comedic responsibility in favor of a decision to paint Clinton not as a politician but as a kind of conduit for grief the show assumed was universal, rather than partisan.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Miller also sensitively explores how some of his five siblings respond to parental abdication.The ‘Moby-Dick’ of Memoirs: ‘River Bend Chronicle’ | Tom LeClair | June 2, 2013 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Opening of the national assembly of France, after the abdication of Louis Philippe.
After the abdication of the emperor, he broke up all connection with the Bonaparte family, and separated from his wife.
Charles Albert, ex-king of Sardinia, died on his arrival at Portugal, soon after his abdication.
His abdication was signed, and doubtless by that time a deputation was on its way to Vienna to offer the throne to Prince Alix.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
This pathetic abdication of all authority over her did not move her: she could feel only the outrage of his interference.Summer | Edith Wharton