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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Giving up control, authority.

Usage examples (38)
  • Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
  • The word abdication conciliated politicians of a more timid school.
  • God's apparent abdication from the affairs of the world seemed unforgivable.
  • Somers vindicated the use of the word abdication by quotations from Grotius and Brissonius, Spigelius and Bartolus. for more
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