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abdicate

verb
 
 
/ˈæbdɪkeɪt/
[I] If a king or queen abdicates, they choose to stop being king or queen.Retiring and resigning from workStop having or doing something
abdicate responsibility formal to decide not to be responsible for something any moreStop having or doing something
abdication
 
 
/ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
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