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abdication British & World English

An act of abdicating or renouncing the throne

abdication English Thesaurus

the monarchy is facing its biggest crisis since Edward VIII's abdication in 1936

abdication crisis British & World English

The constitutional crisis which culminated in the abdication of Edward VIII from the throne of the United Kingdom in 1936, as a result of his determination to marry Wallis Simpson, an American woman who had divorced her first husband and was about to divorce her second.