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as in:  abdicated responsibility

You can’t abdicate responsibility.
  to ignore duties or obligations
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   abdicate [6] , abnegate [5] , abrogate [7]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, History, Religion - Christianity
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