Translation of abdication in Spanish:

abdication

Pronunciation: /ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən/

n

  • 1.1 u c (of throne) abdicación (f)
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    • The conference at Abernethy ended in the abdication of Constantin.
    • His death was followed 11 months later by King Edward VIII's abdication.
    • Meanwhile, Russia's problems did not disappear with the abdication.
    1.2 u [formal] (of duty, responsibility) abdicación (f) [formal]; (of rights) renuncia (f)
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    • Spoiling your ballot paper (s) today is an abdication of personal responsibility.
    • Garrow offers three basic reasons why he thinks Justice Blackmun is guilty of "a scandalous abdication of judicial responsibility."
    • Or there may be a tendency to place too much faith in Fate, which leads to an abdication of personal responsibility.

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