n. the act of renouncing a high office or trust, by its holder
n. the act of giving up or renouncing a right, office, or position of power etc.
Support for the monarchy has declined during the investigation amid a broader institutional crisis in the country, while the King's deteriorating health has fuelled calls for his abdication.
But the shy man who went informally by the name of Bertie found himself on the throne after the abdication crisis sparked by his elder brother, Edward VIII, in 1936.
Sentence in Classic:
If we are to credit the monk Austin Castillejo, this was the means employed by Charles the Fifth, desirous of seeing the Plombes for the last time after his abdication.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
We are few in number, we have a whole army arrayed against us; but we are defending right, the natural law, the sovereignty of each one over himself from which no abdication is possible, justice and truth, and in case of need, we die like the three hundred Spartans.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Policar Morrel, who served under the other government, and who does not altogether conceal what he thinks on the subject, you are strongly suspected of regretting the abdication of Napoleon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The Allies defeated Napoleon, entered Paris, forced Napoleon to abdicate, and sent him to the island of Elba, not depriving him of the title of Emperor and showing him every respect, though five years before and one year later they all regarded him as an outlaw and a brigand.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Happy is he who, when the hour strikes, takes a heroic resolve, and abdicates like Sylla or Origenes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
But the bourgeois of the epoch of la Minerve estimated so highly that poor de, that they thought themselves bound to abdicate it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context