Definition: To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to
withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office,
station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
Definition: To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a
trust, duty, right, etc.
Definition: To reject; to cast off.
Definition: To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his
child; to disown; to disinherit.
Definition: To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high
office or dignity.