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abdicate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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to formally give up power — as when giving up a position of royalty such as to resign from being king
  • There was in this voluntary abdication of his freewill, in this fancy submitting itself to another fancy, which suspects it not, a mixture of fantastic independence and blind obedience, something indescribable, intermediate between slavery and liberty, which pleased Gringoire,—a spirit essentially compound, undecided, and complex, holding the extremities of all extremes, incessantly suspended between all human propensities, and neutralizing one by the other.
    1.2.4 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 4 — The Inconveniences of Following.... (6% in)
abdication = giving up power

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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