Abdicative Ab"di*ca*tive, a. [L. abdicativus.] Causing, or implying, abdication. [R.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • abdicative — abdicative, a. rare 0. (ˈæbdɪˌkeɪtɪv) [f. L. abdicātīv us, f. abdicāt us: see abdicate and ive.] ‘Causing or implying abdication.’ J. Bailey, whence in Johnson 1755, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • abdicative — adjective Causing, or implying, abdication …   Wiktionary

  • abdicate — abdicable /ab di keuh beuhl/, adj. abdicative /ab di kay tiv, keuh /, adj. abdicator, n. /ab di kayt /, v., abdicated, abdicating. v.i. 1. to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, responsibility, or the like, esp. in a formal… …   Universalium

  • renegade — n 1. defector, turncoat, recreant, ter giversator, Archaic. renegado; deserter, forsaker, ab dicator, abdicant; dropout, seceder, quitter, departer, leaver, bolter, runaway; traitor, betrayer, Inf. double crosser, Inf. double dealer, Sl. ratter,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • abdicate — /ˈæbdəkeɪt / (say abduhkayt) verb (abdicated, abdicating) –verb (i) 1. to renounce a throne or some claim; relinquish a right, power, or trust. –verb (t) 2. to give up or renounce (office, duties, authority, etc.), especially in a public or… …   Australian English dictionary

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