abdicate


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

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If Emperor Akihito were to abdicate, it would be the first time a Japanese emperor has stepped down since Emperor Kokaku in 1817.
Satoru Yamamoto, a senior official at the Imperial Household Agency, said in 1984 that the Imperial House Law does not allow an emperor to abdicate because it is designed "to stabilize the status of the emperor."
Emperor Kokaku, who gave up the throne in 1817, was the last Japanese emperor to abdicate, NHK said.
I hope she doesn't abdicate. I dread to think what sort of king Charles will make.
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.
MP Mike Gapes states that "if Prince Charles wants to make controversial statements on national or international issues he should abdicate and stand for election".
Brussels, Sha'ban 25, 1434, Jul 4, 2013, SPA - Belgium's Prince Philippe has paid tribute to his father, King Albert, a day after the monarch announced he will abdicate later this month and pass the throne of this nation to his son.
Abdicate (v), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
One of the most damaging things leaders can do is to abdicate the accountability that comes with their jobs.
N Wilson now suggests the Queen should abdicate in favour of Charles and Camilla being King and Queen and that the media should refrain from bringing up their past.
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.