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

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Belgium's King Philippe, inset, has become Belgium's seventh king after his father Albert II abdicated
The dossier shows that the FBI believed the main reason the Americans thought Edward VIII had abdicated was that the Duchess fervently supported the Nazi regime and that this was totally unacceptable to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.
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.
1567: Mary Queen of Scots abdicated after defeat by the Protestants at Carberry Hill.
The abortion Bill C-43 was defeated in the Senate in January 1991, in a tie vote of 43 to 43; thereupon the Prime Minister abdicated his responsibility and denied any interest in pursuing further legislation.
ALL eyes will be on the new show by the abdicated king and queen of daytime telly, Richard and Judy.
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 - until now.
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.
1936: Britain's new king, Edward VIII, abdicated because of his love affair with American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.
Eastern's Board and Chief Executive Officer has abdicated
Grocers have abdicated the responsibility for keeping the carts in the store to the city.
Princess Juliana, who gave up the title of queen when she abdicated in favour of her daughter Beatrix in 1980, spent the last decade of her life in seclusion, too ill and mentally feeble to appreciate the adoration of her people.