9/8/17 What does Abdicate Mean?

What does Abdicate Mean

The term “abdicate” may mean 1) to disown, 2) to discard, or 3) to renounce. In legal writing it usually takes on sense 3.

We did not imply that we had abdicated our powers to prevent an unjust forfeiture.
The majority, as I see it, has abdicated its responsibility to enforce federal constitutional norms.