abdication of the throne


abdication of the throne
n. renunciation of the throne

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Succession to the Throne Act 1937 — The Succession to the Throne Act (1 Geo. VI, c.16) was the Act of the Canadian Parliament thatratified Canadian consent to His Majesty s Declaration of Abdication Act 1936, an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament that allowed King Edward VIII to… …   Wikipedia

  • Abdication — Ab di*ca tion, n. [L. abdicatio: cf. F. abdication.] The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Abdication — • Ecclesiastically considered, is the resignation of a benefice or clerical dignity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abdication     Abdication      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Abdication — (from the Latin abdicatio , disowning, renouncing, from ab , away from, and dicare , to declare, to proclaim as not belonging to one) is the act of renouncing and resigning from a formal office, especially from the supreme office of state. In… …   Wikipedia

  • abdication — I noun abandonment, abdicatio, abjuration, demission, departure, deposition, dethronement, eiuratio, leaving, quitting, relinquishment, renunciation, resignation, surrender, surrender of control, uncrowning, vacating, vacation, withdrawal foreign …   Law dictionary

  • The Great Abdication — could be:* Term used for the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936, forced to choose between the throne and Wallis Simpson, a divorcee he wished to marry* A time when, according to the Christian faith, Jesus will come to rule the earth but will… …   Wikipedia

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