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1) abdication. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...abdication, in a political sense, renunciation of high public office, usually by a monarch. Some abdications have been purely voluntary and resulted in no loss of...

2) abdication. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A giving up of a possession, claim, or right: abandonment, demission, quitclaim, relinquishment, renunciation, resignation, surrender, waiver. See KEEP....

3) Nov. 9. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...Nov. 9 THE ABDICATION OF WILLIAM II ANNOUNCED IN BERLIN BY PRINCE MAX. Philipp Scheidemann, the Socialist leader, then proclaimed the German Republic. 1 Nov. 10 William...

4) 16585. Dickinson, Emily. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:16585 QUOTATION:The abdication of BeliefMakes the Behavior small-Better an ignis fatuusThan no illume at all. ATTRIBUTION:Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S....

5) 1929, Jan. 14. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...1929, Jan. 14 ABDICATION OF AMANULLAH. His older brother, Inayatullah, became the new king, but he too abdicated three days later under mounting rebel attacks inside...

6) 757. Resignation. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
... NOUN: RESIGNATION, retirement, abdication; renunciation, retractation, retraction, renunciance [rare], disclamation, disclaimer, abjuration; abandonment, relinquishment....

7) 1959, Feb. 1. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...1959, Feb. 1 After the elections, Pierre Werner became premier. 1 1964, Nov. 12 ABDICATION OF GRAND DUCHESS CHARLOTTE in favor of her son, who ascended the throne...

8) abdicate. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: abĚdiĚcatĚed, abĚdiĚcatĚing, abĚdiĚcates To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally. To relinquish formally a high office or responsibility....

9) 5313. William Safire. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...QUOTATION: A sense of duty is moral glue, constantly subject to stress. ATTRIBUTION: On the abdication of King Edward VIII, Lov d I Not Honor More NY Times 23 May...

10) 5314. William Safire. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...Safire QUOTATION: When duty calls, that is when character counts. ATTRIBUTION: On the abdication of King Edward VIII, Lov d I Not Honor More NY Times 23 May 86...

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