Translation of abdication in Spanish:


abdicación, n.

Pronunciation /ˌæbdəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌabdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


  • 1

    (of throne)
    abdicación feminine
    • The conference at Abernethy ended in the abdication of Constantin.
    • His death was followed 11 months later by King Edward VIII's abdication.
    • Meanwhile, Russia's problems did not disappear with the abdication.
    • King Hussein took the throne in 1952 following the abdication of his ailing father.
    • She became the mistress of Ludwig I in Munich in 1846, an affair which eventually led to the King's abdication in 1848.
    • He refused to make a formal announcement of his abdication or to come to the capital.
    • On 9 August 1886, he was forced by a group of Russophile Bulgarian officers to sign a statement of abdication.
    • On 12 February 1912 an edict of abdication was issued on behalf of the child Emperor.
    • He became King George VI upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, later duke of Windsor.
    • Attempting to apprise the mob of Louis-Philippe's abdication, an elderly marshal on a white horse preceded by a trumpeter went unheard.
    • Following Alexander's formal abdication in September 1886, Stambolov headed the regency council.
    • In 1918, with the abdication of the last Habsburg, Karl I, the modern Republic of Austria was founded.
    • It carried off the declaration which has already been made public in the announcement of abdication.
    • Reddy believes that the abdication of Edward VIII was a continuation of the War of the Roses.
    • The first abdication of Napoleon in 1814 had again allowed British tourists into Rome.
    • The hall was Emperor Qianlong's study after his abdication.
    • British troops and armoured cars then surrounded the royal palace and Lampson demanded Farouk's abdication.
    • His reckless gamble lasted but a Hundred Days, culminating in Waterloo and his second abdication.
    • On 22 June, Napoleon signed his second and final abdication.
    • Queen Christina was keenly interested in music both before and after her abdication.
  • 2formal

    (of duty, responsibility) abdicación feminine formal
    (of rights) renuncia feminine
    • Spoiling your ballot paper (s) today is an abdication of personal responsibility.
    • Garrow offers three basic reasons why he thinks Justice Blackmun is guilty of "a scandalous abdication of judicial responsibility."
    • Or there may be a tendency to place too much faith in Fate, which leads to an abdication of personal responsibility.
    • The Arizona attorney-general called the situation "a national abdication by the Justice Department."
    • The state, on its part, has been impartial in its abdication of responsibility with regard to women of all communities.
    • I think the war in Iraq has more to do with the media's abdication of its responsibilities than the deficiencies of our president.
    • Catering to such people might even be considered an abdication of responsibility for a program director bent on public service.
    • We have had a complete abdication of responsibility by the Government.
    • What we are really witnessing is an abdication of responsibility on the part of European governments for the implementation of a potentially beneficial technology.
    • Its abdication of responsibility pertaining to right wing talk radio is particularly pathetic.
    • To equivocate in the face of it would be an absolute abdication of intellectual responsibility.
    • To demand that the police are there to protect you is an abdication of your own responsibilities.
    • Furthermore, we have a deference to authority that amounts to an abdication of individual responsibility.
    • The acceptance of this privately drafted law by the Oireachtas would amount to a wholesale abdication of its legislative function.
    • It is also part of an ever-growing abdication of responsibility on the part of our political leaders.
    • This is an abdication of what education is about.
    • That's an abdication of responsibility towards the most vulnerable members of society.
    • It is a self-conscious abdication of responsibility, for the sake of an individual ego.
    • Yet any implication of presidential abdication of the policy formulation role in this sphere is a misconstruction.
    • This, combined with poor prospects for economic gain by the British, resulted in a de facto abdication of many responsibilities of governance.