Definition of abdication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    abdication

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable, countable]
     
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  1. 1the action of giving up the position of being king or queen the chain of events leading to the king's abdication
  2. 2abdication of responsibility the fact of failing or refusing to perform a duty a complete abdication of responsibility by the government

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