abdicate


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

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Mr Wilson said that although he didn't believe there was a chance Her Majesty would abdicate, he said he believed there was always a chance.
with tough choices appears to be to abdicate the responsibility of political leadership and pass the " The Scottish Government want new powers to control the NHS through the Smith Commission on devolution
It is sad news, but it is up to His Majesty," Ashikbayev said, referring to the king's announcement Monday of his decision to abdicate in favor of his son, Crown Prince Felipe.
Secondly, Charles, pictured, cannot abdicate as at the time of writing he is not King.
was so to abdicate Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
The Material Girl makes her directorial debut with the period piece, which is based on the romance between British monarch King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, whose relationship forced the royal to abdicate the throne in 1936.
One of the most damaging things leaders can do is to abdicate the accountability that comes with their jobs.
to give up a position of power or authority <The ruler was forced to abdicate.
But that's no reason for major plcs to abdicate their responsibilities.
In a 5-4 vote, the high court said in a landmark ruling April 2 that the Environmental Protection Agency does indeed have authority under the Clean Air Act to limit vehicle emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, an authority the EPA has been allowed to abdicate during this administration.
Included are "Cry of the Boy" which delves into the everyday life of a 17-year-old boy and his relationship with his parents; "The Devil and Don Quijote" which is set in post-revolutionary Spain and tells the story of a man who escapes from an old age home; "Maximilian" which takes place in 1867 in a prison cell the night before the execution of 35-year-old Emperor Maximilian of Mexico when Constantine, disguised as a stable hand, visits Maximilian to try to talk him into going along with the request of Juarez and abdicate his claim to the throne, renounce his opposition to the Revolution, and agree to return to Austria.
His arguments seem to be: If someone creates something that is immensely popular, they abdicate their rights to it; if someone creates something that has a special resonance for O'Neill, they abdicate their rights to it; and if a corporation he deems too large owns something, they abdicate their rights to it.
Born in 1934 to a family of modest means, Sadeq became the second wife of King Farouk just 14 months before he was forced to abdicate during the 1952 revolution led by Gamal Abdel Nasser and his Free Officers.
Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk said Tuesday that he would abdicate once a throne council is set up to select his successor and its full members accept his resignation.
But there's no reason why we should abdicate our foundational principles because certain groups don't believe in them.