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

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Beatrix has been Queen since 1980 when her mother Queen Juliana abdicated aged 73.
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.
``The public has a right to know the truth of what happened in those crucial times of our history and what links existed between the abdicated King and the Duchess and the Nazi regime.
When the rezoning was challenged in a lawsuit, the court found that by delegating final resolution of the traffic and wetlands issues to other agencies, the town had abdicated its decision-making authority under SEQRA.
The Nordstroms step in following the resignation of John Whitacre, who abdicated his post following a decline in company performance over the past several years.
However, the SEC has not abdicated its own statutory responsibilities--it will provide oversight of the ISB and will take enforcement action when appropriate.
Refreshingly, Currin has abdicated responsibility for complying with the imagined protocols of either the putative vanguard or the rearguard, supposing that they had already leaked their secrets to each other, and that now there was very little at stake in preserving even the symbolic difference between the two.
Now he has simply abdicated to the very embodiment of the military-industrial complex.
But many of these parties have abdicated their safety responsibilities in recent years, Henn says.
He believed that Congress rationalized its intervention in business activity through a misreading of the Constitution's commerce clause; it then abdicated its imagined power to the president, who set up federal agencies to issue regulations that Smith judged illegitimate.
Summary: Tokyo [Japan], Apr 30 (ANI): A new era has begun in Japan as Naruhito officially becomes a new employer after his father abdicated the Chrysanthemum throne.
We know from various biographies that she was pretty irritated when Queen Juliana of the Netherlands - Queen Beatrix's mother - abdicated in the 1980s because monarchs shouldn't abdicate.
Now the "new" Conservative party has abdicated any moral responsibility for the child ripped from its mother's womb.
1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated and became Duke of Windsor.
1567: Mary Queen of Scots abdicated after defeat by the Protestants at Carberry Hill.