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abdicate
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  • The Allies defeated Napoleon, entered Paris, forced Napoleon to abdicate, and sent him to the island of Elba, not depriving him of the title of Emperor and showing him every respect, though five years before and one year later they all regarded him as an outlaw and a brigand.

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as in: abdicated the throne Define
to formally give up power -- as when giving up a position of royalty such as to resign from being king
as in: abdicated responsibility Define
to ignore duties or obligations
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