abdicate responsibility

abdicate v responsibility die Verantwortlichkeit leugnen

English-german law dictionary. 2013.

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  • abdicate — UK [ˈæbdɪkeɪt] / US [ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt] verb Word forms abdicate : present tense I/you/we/they abdicate he/she/it abdicates present participle abdicating past tense abdicated past participle abdicated 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a king or queen… …   English dictionary

  • abdicate — ab|di|cate [ æbdı,keıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if a king or queen abdicates, he or she formally gives up power 2. ) transitive FORMAL to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have: abdicate (your)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abdicate — verb (I, T) 1 to give up the position of being king or queen 2 abdicate responsibility formal to refuse to accept responsibility for something any longer abdication noun (C, U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abdicate — I verb abandon, back out, be relieved, cede, demit, drop, forego, forfeit, give the reins to, give up, hand over, hold off, leave, let go, make way for, quit one s hold, relinquish, resign, retire, stand aside, surrender, unclench, vacate office …   Law dictionary

  • abdicate — [ab′di kāt΄] vt., vi. abdicated, abdicating [< L abdicatus, pp. of abdicare, to deny, renounce < ab , off + dicare, to proclaim, akin to dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. to give up formally (a high office, throne, authority, etc.) 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • abdicate — [[t]æ̱bdɪkeɪt[/t]] abdicates, abdicating, abdicated 1) VERB If a king or queen abdicates, he or she gives up being king or queen. The last French king was Louis Philippe, who abdicated in 1848. [Also V n] Derived words: abdication… …   English dictionary

  • abdicate — ab|di|cate [ˈæbdıkeıt] v [I and T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of abdicare, from ab away, off + dicare to say publicly ] 1.) to give up the position of being king or queen ▪ King Alfonso XIII abdicated in favour of his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • responsibility — noun 1 being responsible ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, total ▪ awesome, big, enormous, grave, great, heavy …   Collocations dictionary

  • responsibility */*/*/ — UK [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms responsibility : singular responsibility plural responsibilities Get it right: responsibility: Notice the spelling of responsibility, which is spelled with an i , not an a : Wrong:… …   English dictionary

  • abdicate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin abdicatus, past participle of abdicare, from ab + dicare to proclaim more at diction Date: 1541 transitive verb 1. to cast off ; discard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abdicate — verb Abdicate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑king, ↑queen Abdicate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑responsibility, ↑right, ↑throne …   Collocations dictionary


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