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synonyms for abdication

  • abandonment
  • disavowal
  • disclaimer
  • quitclaim
  • renunciation
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • surrender
  • demission
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How to use abdication in a sentence

That federal abdication has left state and local public health officials and businesses scrambling to craft policies, often on the fly.
MOST EMPLOYERS SHY AWAY FROM MANDATING CORONAVIRUS VACCINESDAN DIAMONDMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The monarchy has been shaken, but remained intact, by other major events involving newcomers to the family, such as the abdication crisis of 1936, and in more recent memory, Princess Diana’s explosive 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.
HOW MEGHAN AND HARRY’S INTERVIEW BLEW OPEN THE MONARCHY’S TROUBLED HISTORY WITH RACESUYIN HAYNESMARCH 10, 2021TIME
The result of the abdication of federal leadership in 2020 was an atomization of decision-making that affected the lives and well-being of millions of people.
THE LOST YEAR: WHAT THE PANDEMIC COST TEENAGERSBY ALEC MACGILLIS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY CELESTE SLOMANMARCH 8, 2021PROPUBLICA
It was a shocking moment, an abdication of comedic responsibility in favor of a decision to paint Clinton not as a politician but as a kind of conduit for grief the show assumed was universal, rather than partisan.
WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE OF CRINGESONNY BUNCHJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I am deeply concerned with what I regard as an abdication of core responsibilities around civil rights enforcement.
SHERRILYN IFILL, PRESIDENT OF THE NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, ON THE BATTLE OVER RBG’S SEAT AND MAKING EVERY VOTE COUNTEBEN SHAPIROSEPTEMBER 27, 2020TIME
Opening of the national assembly of France, after the abdication of Louis Philippe.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
After the abdication of the emperor, he broke up all connection with the Bonaparte family, and separated from his wife.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Charles Albert, ex-king of Sardinia, died on his arrival at Portugal, soon after his abdication.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
His abdication was signed, and doubtless by that time a deputation was on its way to Vienna to offer the throne to Prince Alix.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
This pathetic abdication of all authority over her did not move her: she could feel only the outrage of his interference.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
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