ALL meanings of abdicative

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  • verb without object abdicative to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, especially in a formal manner: The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate. 1
  • verb with object abdicative to give up or renounce (authority, duties, an office, etc.), especially in a voluntary, public, or formal manner: King Edward VIII of England abdicated the throne in 1936. 1
  • noun abdicative (logic) A reasoning from the negative. 0
  • adjective abdicative (rare) Causing, or implying, abdication. 0
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