how to pronounce abdication

æbdɪkɛɪʃən

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meanings of abdication

noun:

  1. The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder.
  2. The renunciation of interest in a property or a legal claim; abandonment.
  3. The voluntary renunciation of sovereign power.
  4. The act of disowning or disinheriting a child.
  5. The action of being deposed from the seat of power.