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abdicate -- as in: abdicated responsibility
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as in: abdicated responsibility Define
to ignore duties or obligations
  • You can’t abdicate responsibility.
  • You can delegate, but you can’t abdicate ultimate responsibility.
  • He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
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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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