They could not, however, do this until the Duke of Parma should die or abdicate.
The man might abdicate; but the magistrate was irremoveable.
After his death she was induced to abdicate in favor of the Republic of Venice, which took possession of Cyprus in 1487.
But Mary had only consented to abdicate because she felt sure of escape.
The emperor in his weakness was ready to abdicate but died before that stage was reached.
Here he held the famous council as to whether he should abdicate the Mexican throne or not.
An hour before they had unanimously resolved that Achmed must be made to abdicate, and now they unanimously begged for pardon.
You'd not do it again; or, if you did, not get Nap to abdicate.
There indeed they found Napoleon,—and Ferdinand was informed that he must abdicate the throne.
It has even been said that in 1412 the Prince urged his father to abdicate in his favour.
abdicate 1540s, "to disown, disinherit (children)," from L. abdicatus, pp. of abdicare "to renounce, disown, disinherit" (specifically abdicare magistratu "renounce office"), from ab- "away" + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). Meaning "divest oneself of office" first recorded 1610s. Related: Abdicated; abdicating.