Definition of abdicate in English:

abdicate

Line breaks: ab¦di|cate
Pronunciation: /ˈabdɪkeɪt
 
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verb

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin abdicat- 'renounced', from the verb abdicare, from ab- 'away, from' + dicare 'declare'.

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