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

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Even after she abdicated, the Dutch people continued to celebrate their national holiday on her birthday rather than that of Queen Beatrix, partly out of respect and partly because her spring birthday was more suitable for outdoor celebrations.
In fact, many monarchs around the world have abdicated in their older age to pass on power to younger members of their family.
In his first speech as king shortly after his father King Albert II abdicated, Philippe made no attempt to paper over those cracks, instead casting the country's division between its six million Dutch-speaking Flemings and 4.
The government has abdicated its responsibility, and left the poor chief constables and their officers to police our communities on the cheap
Either way, when local leaders submitted to the decree and abdicated their responsibility to the public and the men and women of the LAPD, they surrendered local control over the city's own Police Department.
Now the "new" Conservative party has abdicated any moral responsibility for the child ripped from its mother's womb.
Last Friday, King Sihanouk publicly declared he is ready to abdicate if a majority of parliamentary members want him to do so, but he stressed that he would not seek any political role in Cambodia even if he abdicated.
Omitted from this description was recognition of a key fact: By passing that resolution, Congress abdicated its solemn responsibility to decide whether our nation will go to war.
If were are set upon doing so, we have a abdicated from peace, which must balance what is desired with what is possible.
As recently noted by another justice of this state's Supreme Court, 'by issuing a negative declaration on the basis that these issues would be worked out in the future, the council abdicated its decision-making authority,'" York said.
This is a role the General Assembly has abdicated in recent years.
Iwai replaces Tomiji Uematsu, who abdicated to Iwai.
IT was made to celebrate Edward VIII's first year as king, but when he abdicated the special royal beer was locked away.
But rather than stand its ground or make the necessary changes, the MTA abdicated responsibility and signed on to a consent decree, thereby placing the courts in charge of Los Angeles transit.