- The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, of the throne, government, power, authority.
- Dutch: ervan afzien
- French: abdication
- German: Verzicht
- Italian: abdicazione
Etymology: Latin abdicatio: compare French abdication; From abdicate + -ion
- Norwegian: (tron)frasigelse
- Spanish: abdicación
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