abdicate

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Synonyms for abdicate

give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations

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The present system of not recognizing abdication and allowing succession to the throne only upon an emperor's death came into being after Japan became a modern Western-style state.
Nevertheless, no provision for abdication was incorporated into the present Imperial Household Law.
In the past, the government justified the prohibition of abdication by saying that, if it were permitted, it might enable a former emperor to influence the government or lead to an emperor being forced to abdicate against his will.
The abdication of queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in April was not a complete surprise, as both her mother and grandmother before her voluntarily gave up their crowns.