What does the word abdicate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To give up voluntarily; renounce office, etc.

  • Part of speech: noun


Usage examples for abdicate

  1. The senate, therefore, immediately sent letters to the camp, recalling the consuls to Rome with all possible speed, and commanding them to forbear from acting against the enemies, and to abdicate the consulship on the first opportunity. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh