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

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Atkinson had at length wearied of Flambeau's almost paternal custody, and had endeavoured to knock him down, which was by no means a smooth game to play with the Roi des Apaches, even after that monarch's abdication.
Like the Chevalier de Valois, whose personal neglect might be called an abdication, the bourgeois dignity of the Cormon salon no longer existed when it was turned to white and gold, with mahogany ottomans covered in blue satin.
The continuation of this system was likely a factor in leading to so many abdications.
It is unusual for a reigning monarch to announce his abdication, and Japan's modern imperial household system is one that doesn't allow abdication by the emperor-a fact that perhaps accounts for the interest of people outside Japan.
Through the novel's three parts (Mists, Memories, Malaise), Bukuru, a journalist-turned-exile, is forced to face awakened demons from his past--demons who speak of a life marked by failure in, "a succession of silences, evasions, abdications." Now, pitted against the state and compelled to speak out, he entrusts a young reporter, Femi Adero, to document his story.
THE HAGUE -- Retirement is not traditionally on the cards for queens, kings or popes, but a string of abdications in recent months, some unprecedented, show many are choosing to step aside instead of labouring on until death.
Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the first in 200 years for the world's oldest monarchy.